Last updated on: 12/16/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Kentucky Governor Restores the Vote to Nonviolent Former Felons

Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order on Dec. 12 reinstating the vote of people convicted of nonviolent felonies who had finished their sentences. His father issued the same order as governor in 2015, but it was overturned by incoming governor Matt Bevin. Iowa is now the only state that has a total ban on voting by former felons.