Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Is it right to deny felons the right to vote even after they serve their time?

READER POLL

Is it right to deny felons the right to vote even after they serve their time?

No, they’ve paid their debt to society
 
  834 (54.3%)
Yes, it’s a fitting penalty for those who commit serious crimes
 
  561 (36.5%)
No, discourages ex-cons from getting lives back on track
 
  343 (22.3%)
Yes, but they should be able to regain the vote in time
 
  389 (25.3%)
Total votes = 1536
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Restore voting rights after ex-cons pay their dues


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