Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ex-Felons Can Caucus

Any ex-felon who has finished his or her sentence, probation, or parole is allowed under Iowa law to caucus. If the ex-felon is not registered to vote, he or she may register to vote at his or her caucus location on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm and then caucus.

Some ex-felons wrongly assume they cannot vote. The law was recently changed. On July 4, 2005 Governor Tom Vilsack signed Executive Order 42, which automatically restores the right to vote to ex-felons who have completed their sentence, probation and parole. Answers to common questions are here.


Steve said...

This is great, this will enfranchise more citizens. Which can also help diversify the caucus process, and the constituencies candidates need to reach out to in the state.

rikyrah said...
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rikyrah said...

It's wonderful that this restoration to FULL citizenship is now available. And, what better way to celebrate FULL citizenship than by Caucusing on January 3rd!