Delaware – Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday signed a bill that allows felons to vote before they have paid all fines, fees and restitution.
- Previously, all fines, charges, fees associated with a conviction had to be satisfied before restoration of voting rights.
- The Delaware legislature recently removed a 5 year waiting period requirement for felons that served their sentences.
- According to the Washington Post, Delaware had been one of only 3 states requiring financial restitution as a condition of voting privilege restoration.