Attention Readers! The below news is HUGE.
As of noon today, ANY Virginia RSO convicted of a felony who lost their voting rights who is NOT under VA-DOC Probation can NOW vote in the next election, become a notary OR sit on a jury. The “hold an elected office” portion of today’s Governors Order doesn’t apply to most RSO’s.
If you want your firearms rights restored you’ll still have to apply and wait to be approved or denied for that.
If you are not a registered voter you need to take this opportunity and register.
Now when you contact your Virginia Delegate, Senator and Governor you can proudly say you aren’t just a constituent but you are a voter!
Don’t waste this opportunity…….. Embrace it and utilize it.
You are no longer disenfranchised, Congratulations!
McAuliffe to sign order restoring rights to 206,000 felons, April 22, 2016
By Jim Nolan
Gov. Terry McAuliffe this morning will sign an order that effectively restores the civil rights, including the right to vote, of more than 200,000 felons in
The unprecedented move, expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference on
marks a dramatic expansion of policy in restoring the right to vote, to
sit on a jury, to serve in elected office or become a notary.
Today's order applies to nonviolent and violent felons - a significant departure from a policy embraced in recent years by Democrat and Republican governors to remove the societal obstacles felons face upon completing their sentences.