Senate backing amendment that would change how felon’s rights get restored

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Senate is backing a proposed amendment that would change how and when felons get back their voting rights.

Here in Virginia, convicted felons would still lose their voting rights, but Governors would automatically restore the rights of non-violent felons when they complete their sentences.

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If it passes, felons can’t apply until five years after they pay their fines and complete probation.

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