Parolees in New York will have Voting Rights Restored [Poll]
Parolees in New York will soon have their voting rights restored, thanks to an executive order Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will sign. Do you agree with his decision?
"In this state, when you're released from prison and you're on parole, you still don't have the right to vote. Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You're released, but you still don't have a right to vote." said Cuomo, at the National Action Network Conference. As it stands currently, a person convicted of a felony in the state can't vote until their parole sentence is completed, according to WGRZ. If a person was convicted of a misdemeanor, they can vote using an absentee ballot. There are more than 36,000 people on Parole right now in New York, according to the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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