Voting Rights Restored To Thousands Of Louisiana Felons

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Thousands of felons in Louisiana are getting their voting rights restored.

Governor Edwards signed legislation Thursday that will give upwards of 2,000 people the right to vote who have been out of prison for at least five years but who remain on probation or parole.

It takes effect in March.

As it stands now, felons have to complete probation or parole before they are allowed to register to vote and cast ballots in the state.

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