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Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights To 13,000 Felons

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has restored voting rights to almost 13,000 felons on a case-by-case basis after the state Supreme Court...

Thanks To Virginia Voting Reforms, These Felons Are Voting For The First Time In Years

ThinkProgress | Sam Levine | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

RICHMOND, VA — Election Day is usually not a proud day for Wilbur Scott*. In past years, the 66-year-old ex-felon used to loiter around his local po...

Samantha Lachman

Virginia Makes It Easier For Ex-Felons To Vote Again | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) took a small but significant step on Tuesday in his ongoing push to restore voting rights for former f...

Ryan J. Reilly

State Tries To Get Even Tougher On Voter ID | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights advocates say a new voter ID law signed by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) on Tuesday will creating more hurdles to voting....

Virginia Passes Strict New Voter ID Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Virginia Republicans passed two voter-identification bills on Tuesday that would further tighten the state's already strict voting laws, MSNBC reports...

A Step Forward in Virginia on Restoring Voting Rights

Vishal Agraharkar | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Vishal Agraharkar

In using his annual address to call for automatic rights restoration, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joins other Republican politicians who recognize automatic voting rights restoration is a smart-on-crime reform that it is consistent with American values and ideals.