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Default Kentucky governor restores voting rights for some felons

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Kentucky governor restores voting rights for some felons

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky has signed an executive order to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of non-violent felons who've served out their sentences.

Gov. Steve Beshear signed the order Tuesday. He leaves office next month.

Kentucky was one of four states that did not automatically restore voting rights to felons once they completed all the terms of their sentences. Around 180,000 in Kentucky have served their sentences yet remain banned from casting ballots.
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Great news!!! ...and its about time I had my rights restored, but many felons do not know its possible or how to go about it. Now all they gotta do is go register and vote!!
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Hubby filed the paperwork to get his voting rights restored after he served his time and was so happy the day he got the approval back. So glad Governor Beshear signed this.
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