Delaware Passes Law Restoring Voting Rights to Felons With Outstanding Court Debts

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.

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