Voting Rights for Convicted Felons in DE COULD be Changed

Jan 10, 2013 -- 4:09am

If you’re a convicted felon in Delaware, you could be allowed to vote once you’ve completed your sentence, under an amendment that may be introduced as early as next week by State Representative Helene Keeley.

Currently, there is a five-year waiting period before convicted felons can vote.

Keeley’s amendment would NOT cover all felons. Those convicted of more serious crimes, like murder, would not be eligible.

In order for an amendment to become law, Delaware requires an amendment to pass in one session then pass again in the next; the proposal that’s currently on the table passed for the first time last session.

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