Tag: voting rights virginia
Gov. Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after Republicans filed a lawsuit to preserve Virginia’s policy of disenfranchising ex-felons.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell released a statement on the data released Wednesday by the McAuliffe administration.
Following requests from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia to Governor McAuliffe and former Governor McDonnell, today the McAuliffe administration announced the removal of the requirement that individuals with a felony conviction pay their fees, fines, and restitution costs before becoming eligible to have their voting rights restored.
Edited by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today a new procedure for restoring the voting rights of former felons that voting-rights advocacy groups feel falls short of the goal of making it easier for people who have paid their debt to society to get back on the voting rolls. “These changes hardly […]
Edited by Chris Graham email@example.com Gov. Bob McDonnell is reportedly pulling back from a proposal that would have required nonviolent offenders in Virginia seeking to have their voting rights restored to write a letter describing the nature of their crime, community services, church activities, improvement made to their educational status, and an explanation as […]
Edited by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Advocates for a streamlined process for the restoration of voting rights for ex-felons are viewing Bob McDonnell’s addition of a required essay as a step back to the Jim Crow era.