Maryland: Bill To Restore Ex-Offender Voting Rights On Gov. Hogan’s Desk | CBS Baltimore

A bill to restore voting rights to ex-offenders is on Governor Hogan’s desk. The same groups that championed it in the General Assembly are urging him to sign it. Political reporter Pat Warren reports it gives ex-offenders the right to vote while still on parole or probation. West Baltimore, the center of recent unrest, is also home to large numbers of ex-offenders who want the governor to sign a bill restoring the right to vote immediately after release. “If we pay taxes, we should be able to vote,” said one man.