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State Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto to Restore Voting Rights for 40,000 Marylanders


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State Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto to Restore Voting Rights for 40,000 Marylanders

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WASHINGTON - Today Maryland’s General Assembly cleared the way for 40,000 Maryland residents to regain their right to vote. After Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed legislation restoring voting rights to more than 40,000 Marylanders with prior felony convictions in 2015, the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate overrode the veto with definitive majorities. The law will now automatically reinstate the right to vote for individuals released after incarceration, allowing persons on probation and parole to vote.

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