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Felons In NC (Not in Jail/Prison) May Register and Vote, Says NC Court

Felons In NC (Not in Jail/Prison) May Register and Vote, Says NC Court

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[Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently ordered a lower court's ruling to go into effect which allows felons who are not in jail or prison to register and vote. The court's ruling went into effect on July 27th, 2022, allowing an individual serving a felony sentence who is not in jail or prison to register and vote. Previously, North Carolina law barred a person serving a felony sentence from being able to register or vote until they completed their felony sentence which included probation, post-release supervision, or parole. According to voter records 117 residents of Randolph County show as being removed from the voter rolls due to felony convictions, however it is unknown how many felons have never registered to vote due to the ...