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. As it stands now, if a Kentuckian is convicted of any felony — with rare exceptions involving the Governor’s pardon authorities — they lose the right to vote permanently. Kentucky is one of just a handful of states that maintains this harsh penalty.

Other pieces of legislation have been filed to address this issue:

Senate Bill 91

Senate Bill 93

Senate Bill 238

Status

Failed

Session

2019 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

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