Tennesseans Largely Support Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

The Commercial Appeal reports a wide margin of Tennesseans support allowing people convicted of felonies to vote after they've served their time, according to a new poll released Thursday by a group called Secure Democracy, a nonpartisan national advocacy group that works on election issues. According to the poll, 60% of Tennessee Republicans and 78% of Democrats support restoring voting for felons who have fulfilled the requirements of their sentences, showing strong bipartisan support for the issue. Eligible felons already can restore their voting rights in Tennessee, but the process is complicated and expensive.
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