Bill to automatically restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated touted by Assembly speaker

The Nevada Independent

Prior to 2017, all felony convictions in the state resulted in permanent disenfranchisement — prohibiting them from serving on juries or voting — unless individuals petitioned a court or were granted a pardon. But that process was rarely used; the Campaign Legal Center estimated that only 281 people used the court petition process to restore their voting rights between 1990 and 2011, an average of 13 per year.

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