Rhode Island Voters Grant Right to Vote to Formerly Incarcerated Citizens

Posted on November 09, 2006
Open CuffsThis November, Rhode Island voters approved Question 2 in a referendum, thereby which allowing formerly incarcerated citizens who are now on probation or parole to vote. This historic vote grants the right to vote to 15,000 Rhode Islanders and makes this the first instance in U.S. history that voters have opted to expand the franchise to formerly incarcerated residents.

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