Should Jailed Felons in NH be Allowed to Vote?
A proposal is headed for a full vote in the New Hampshire House.
One would assume that if you are convicted of a crime serious enough to put you in prison, you would no longer be able to vote. However, some law makers in New Hampshire are trying to change that.
“I don’t see any reason why people who are incarcerated should be deprived of their rights of citizenship,” Rep. Judith Spang, a Durham Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill told the Concord Monitor.
Under current law, convicted felons are allowed to vote once they are released from prison.
If the bill is passed, New Hampshire would join only two other states in the country that would allow felons in prison to vote: Vermont and Maine.
Do you think incarcerated felons should have the right to vote?