July 30, 2014
More than 2,500 convicted felons have their voting rights restored in Virginia.
Governor Terry McAuliffe made the announcement Wednesday.
“Virginians who have served their time deserve a second chance to become productive members of society again,” said Gov. McAuliffe. “I am proud of the reforms my administration has undertaken to expand and expedite the rights restoration process and the work my team has done restoring Virginians’ voting rights so former offenders can lead successful, productive lives here in the Commonwealth.”
The governor made changes to the Commonwealth's restoration rights policies back in April, making the rules more transparent and making the weight times shorter.