Voting restrictions for ex-felons are on their way to being overhauled in Nevada. Senators voted 13-8 Monday to wipe away the restrictions surrounding ex-felons and the right to cast a ballot. Current law excludes certain felons, whereas AB301 is a blanket restoration of voting rights.
AB301 would also eliminate the requirement that former felons apply for the right to vote, a measure Sen. Greg Brower of Reno told lawmakers was a step too far.
Sen. James Settelmeyer of Minden said he was voting against the measure because all felons should not be treated equally. Sen. Joe Hardy of Boulder City threw his vote behind the bill and thanked the ACLU for working on it.
The bill was amended by the Senate and now returns to the Assembly.
Full Article: Lawmakers vote 13-8 to restore voting rights to ex-felons.