Sunday, December 19, 2021

NY Felon Upon Release Can Register To Vote

I missed this New York Law from September 2021.

A New Law Restores the Right-to-Vote, for a Person Convicted of a Felony, upon Release from Incarceration, regardless of if they are on Parole or have a Term of Post-Release Supervision.

If a Convicted Felon is Not Incarcerated, they are Eligible to Register to Vote.

Prior to Enactment of this Law, a Convicted Felon was Not Legally allowed to Register to Vote until they were Discharged from Parole, or any Post-Release Supervision, that was Included for their Felony Conviction.

This Prohibition prevented a Person that is Living in the Community: from Voting, Exercising a Constitutional Right, a Civic Responsibility, and created a Barrier to Full Reintegration into Society that only came to an End when thatPperson was dDscharged from Parole.

In addition, it created a Great Deal of Confusion with the County Boards of Elections, throughout the State, regarding who was Eligible to Register to Vote.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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