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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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