We support legislation to amend the Kentucky Constitution to permit the majority of Kentuckians with prior criminal convictions to regain the right to vote upon completion of their sentence. Currently, most Kentucky's with past felony convictions permanently lose the right to vote even after they complete their sentence, probation, and parole. Kentucky is one of just a handful of states that maintains this harsh penalty. 

Governor Beshear signed an executive order restoring voting rights to roughly 140,000 Kentuckians in December 2019. All people whose rights were restored must still register to vote. Learn more and see if your rights were restored here.

Bill Movement

  • Introduced: 1/7/20
  • Passed House Committee: 
  • Passed House:
  • Accepted by Senate:
  • Passed Senate Committee:
  • Passed Senate:
  • Sent to Governor:

Status

Active

Session

2020 General Assembly

Bill number

HB6

Position

Support