Minnesota Gives Felons the Right to Vote

Minnesota Gives Felons the Right to Vote


Beginning July 1, Minnesota will expand the right to vote to more than 55,000 Minnesotans who are on parole.The North Star State previously had allowed people convicted of felonies to vote after their sentences had expired.
Gov. Tim Walz signed the bill March 3.
The Secretary of State will receive a one-time appropriation of $14,000 in fiscal year 2023 from the general fund to implement the act.
An official at each state and local correctional facility will notify those being released that they’ve regained the right to vote. Pro …

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