Of all the races contested in Tuesday’s primary voting, one that has caused a lot of controversy is the victory of ex-convict Al Hanson in the Republican race for State Auditor. Some are wondering about the rules regarding felons and their rights. Secretary of State Matt Blunt says once a person has served his time his voting rights can be restored and he can then run for office. The one exception to this rule is election-related felonies. Those who commit voter fraud and other such acts are banned for life.