DC to become first to restore voting rights to incarcerated felons

Posted on AllSides July 9th, 2020
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Councilmember Robert White first introduced a bill last year to allow residents serving felony sentences to cast absentee ballots, a right which has been denied to them since 1955, when Congress took over governing D.C. That legislation is now included as a provision of a second emergency police reform bill passed on Tuesday by the city council, an amended version of an earlier bill passed in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s death.

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