Iowa Governor Restores Voting Rights to Ex-Felons
Vilsack’s order follows a similar move by Nebraska’s state legislature in March that restored voting rights to ex-felons. There are now only four states- Florida, Kentucky, Alabama and Virginia- that completely deny the right to vote to people with previous felony convictions.
FairVote believes that Iowa's effort is an important step towards ensuring an equal right to vote that cannot be abridged simply on account of a citizen's state of residence.
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