It is for a Government Class


There are some groups that remain restricted from voting in some or all parts of the U.S. (for example, immigrants legally admitted to the United States and people under 18). One potential group that has been in the news lately is ex-felons. Voting restrictions on ex-felons (those that have completed their prison sentence) vary from state to state. What are some of the different voting restrictions placed on ex-felons by states? In the past few years, there has been a push in some states to restore voting rights to ex-felons. What are the arguments for and against restoring voting rights to ex-felons? Discuss the various methods being used to restore voting rights (for example, executive action by the governor, referendum passed by the public, actions in state legislatures, etc.) and include specific examples from two different states. Do you agree with restoring voting rights to ex-felons? Why or why not?

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