New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill expanding felon voting rights on Tuesda…


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill expanding felon voting rights on Tuesday, allowing for people on parole in the state to be eligible to vote as soon as they leave prison, according to the state legislature. The law will require Department of Corrections officials to provide a voter registration form as a felon is leaving the facility. Previously, parolees would have to wait a period of four to six weeks to receive a pardon and then needed to register to vote. The law comes as other Democratic-led states move to expand voting access, a stark contrast to Republicans in state legislatures pushing measures to restrict voting. ⁠

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