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Surname 1 Date: December 16, 2018 To: Chairperson Keith Powers, Committee on Criminal Justice and/or Chairperson Fernando Cabrera, Committee on Governmental Operations From: NAMES Re: Voting Rights Awareness for People with Felony Convictions on Parole For a long time now, people who have been convicted of offenses (minor or big) have had no rights to vote despite voting a fundamental right of people. The move by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore the rights of parolees to vote is therefore a very much welcome initiative. This is an active intervention that will see more than 35,000 have their right of voting restored. Even though a felony is regarded a serious crime, granted parole gives them the right to most of the benefits other people enjoy. The right to vote is one of them. This memo, seeks to evaluate the three bills that seeks to inform people with felony offences but on parole on their restored voting rights. Options Specification An executive order for people on parole to have conditional pardon only applied to voting A local law that can amend the New York City charter as pertains agencies that aid voter registration for parolees, department of correction to inform the released persons of their rights to vote Options Specification Options Status Quo Int. 0367-2018 Int. 0514- 2018 Int. 115-2018 Description of Policy Change No offender should be allowed to vote even after leaving custody Information of voting rights to be distributed to people having a probation sentence Information on the right to vote to be distributed to people leaving the The voter assistance advisory committee to offer guidance to the
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