Gov. Bevin orders voting rights restored for 284 convicted felon - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Gov. Bevin orders voting rights restored for 284 convicted felons

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the voting rights be restored for 284 people who have been convicted of nonviolent felonies and have completed their sentences.

If approved, people on the list will be allowed to vote and hold public office, though they still won't be allowed to own a gun or serve on a jury.

The orders are pending final background reviews by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Those convicted of violent or sex crimes, bribery or treason are excluded.

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