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Felon voting restriction eliminated

Lawmakers removed a restriction to the restoration of voting rights for felons in Nebraska April 11.

Sen. Justin Wayne
Sen. Justin Wayne

Currently, a person automatically regains his or her voting rights two years after completion of a felony sentence, including parole. LB20, introduced by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, eliminates this waiting period.

Senators passed LB20 on a vote of 38-6.

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