I've served my sentence of three years six months, for violating probation by bringing back a ( .06 ) D.U.I. I work, pay taxes, have children in school, Im married to my childrens mom, have been for 12 years, we are an above average-income family, and most important I HAVE SERVED MY SENTENCE AND MY VOTE SHOULD COUNT AS WELL! came home to my
Ronnie have you considered getting an expungement this will return your right to vote along with sealing your records.
Jennifer L Smith-Clark Records are always available to police. When the police are corrupt the older records influence and result in added charges. They're never really expunged, in my opinion.
No Ronnie, you blew it by endangering the lives of the public. Be a good boy and keep paying your taxes, you've lost your freedom to vote purely by your own idiotic actions.
John, but people who are Felons can be President of the United States. So your one who loved voting for a known idiotic Felon of a President, President George W. Bush Jr.
Ronnie run for President. President George W. Bush was a convicted felon on DWI. He also had to get a waiver to hold a security clearance.
John Browne Why his right to vote, why not his right to drive or drink, instead?
my fiance, cant vote do to his DUI, we own a small home pay our taxes we both our working parents. He works hard for his family and pays his taxes! Please sign, every citizen should have the right to vote.
This is another effort I can sign! The disenfranchisement of so many people who have done their bit, and are otherwise productive members of society should be able to fully participate in that society.
But he had a choice of participating Daniel....he chose to participate in endangering the public.
DUI's aren't felonies, people, in ANY state. They don't affect your right to vote.
You would be wrong Michael, the first one is not a felony. #2 and on are felonies. So yes a DUI CAN be a felony charge depending on how many you acquire.
I did over 4yrs for a crime that didn't happen....at the hands of the SAME crooked prosecutors that destroyed Timothy Masters...and I've appealed...no priors. if I can pay taxes...that I can vote!
Oh yes, just another victim
SURE it didn't happen Stephen. Sounds like a boo hoo story to me.
Be a good boy and pay taxes and take your punishment on the chin. That's what real men do.
Travis and John, you are being very rude! Many people are falsely convicted. Some have served decades in prison and finally been cleared. I can't say whether Stephen was guilty or innocent, but it is entirely possible he was indeed innocent. It is totally illogical tha they are not permitted to vote. If someone is a citizen, they have the right to vote, period. What really sucks is how they can't get jobs. Some are basically forced back into crime to survive. It's unacceptable. Something...
Travis and John, you are being very rude! Many people are falsely convicted. Some have served decades in prison and finally been cleared. I can't say whether Stephen was guilty or innocent, but it is entirely possible he was indeed innocent. It is totally illogical tha they are not permitted to vote. If someone is a citizen, they have the right to vote, period. What really sucks is how they can't get jobs. Some are basically forced back into crime to survive. It's unacceptable. Something must be done. The government needs to help them find jobs.
Very true. Society does not give them much of a choice if they are not allowed to work for a living.
Read the law. Felons, once they have completed their probation, sentence, their right to vote is restored. I know a felon...he voted, legally.
Some states do allow the restoration of the right to vote, but not all. You probably live in one of those states.
If Law Makers can do crimes ( only receive a slap on the risk) then why not be heard & given another chance?
The Law of the Jungle Anita.
If you abandon your citizenship - become a citizen of Mexico and then come across the border illegal - you will probably be able to vote. Go Figure!
If your a liar or a thief you don't rate very high in society but after 10 years I feel you should be allowed to vote and become a citizen again. If you are a 3 time felon you should just be stoned to death. Everyone deserves a second chance. Any one convicted of a felony that was possession of Marijuana should have their record cleared after probation as the law states.
Crack heads to Theron ??? Wakey wakey. Druggies should never vote.
And, druggies never should be President like your crackhead hero, President George W. Bush Jr, who got arrested for crack possession.
Get a life John and start trolling on some Australian sites!!! Like for instance you Aussies need to stop killing the kangaroos!!!!
If you're a career criminal...then I can understand not being able to vote. However...there IS... people that have only been convicted of a felony ONCE and used the intelligence to create businesses and become 'financially secure. They've had family's and now have a solid foundation under there feet!! Let them vote!!
Cindy you also forgot can be President of the United States. President George W. Bush Jr was a convicted Felon.
What was Clinton's felony? Bush may not have committed a felony, but he most definitely was the MOST STUPID president. He was also not legitimately president.
Wrong. Clinton's trouble was in Civil Court, not criminal. He is not a Felon.
Absolutely, they should be able to vote. Also, getting a job is very important. Most places will not even consider you. You should not have to pay for the rest of your life!!!
They should also be able to get loans and grants for college. By denying them these rights it leaves many with no choice but to continue to live the life of crime in order to survive.
pay and pay and pay you will.... your life is over. There will be NO employer who will hire you (not in my field), and nearly all housing will be cut off forever.
You can always run for President of the US. President George W. Bush Jr was a convicted Felon.
felons? booooooo! no vote