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.

 

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