RESTORE VOTER RIGHTS TO OFFENDERS/CONST. AMD.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 869 (Public) Filed Thursday, June 25, 2020
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO IMMEDIATELY RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS TO CERTAIN OFFENDERS ADJUDGED GUILTY OF A FELONY UPON COMPLETION OF ANY PERIOD OF ACTIVE PUNISHMENT IMPOSED BY THE COURT.
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S 869

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  • Summary date: Jun 25 2020 - More information

    Subject to voter approval at the 2020 general election, amends Section 2, Article VI, of the NC Constitution, to permit any offender convicted of a felony to vote if that person has completed any period of active punishment imposed by the court. Excludes from the new provision any person convicted of a felony offense of murder or a felony sexual offense until citizenship rights are restored. Under current law, no convicted felon may vote unless that person's citizenship rights have been restored. 


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