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You Should Know Your Voting Rights

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Stephen White
July 12, 2012

Stephen WhiteThere’s a widespread misconception that once you become a convicted felon, your voting rights are automatically terminated. In Mississippi, that only applies to a handful of specific crimes. The crimes are murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement and bigamy. I recently covered an ACLU of Mississippi voter registration drive that targets convicted felons who are eligible to vote.

Stephen WhiteThere’s a widespread misconception that once you become a convicted felon, your voting rights are automatically terminated. In Mississippi, that only applies to a handful of specific crimes. The crimes are murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement and bigamy. I recently covered an ACLU of Mississippi voter registration drive that targets convicted felons who are eligible to vote.

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