A bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Bob Holden could add several names to the state’s voter registration lists. The legislation requires the Department of Corrections to notify ex-convicts that they have the right to register to vote. Department Spokesman Tim Kniest says it’s the notification aspect that’s new because people who have served their time already have the right to register to vote – at least in most cases. This law requires the Corrections Department to notify the person leaving prison or parole. It takes effect August 28th.
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