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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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.Intro. by Smith.
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Bill S 869 (2019-2020)Summary date: Jun 25 2020 - More information