Connecticut Restores Voting Rights for People on Parole

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On June 23, 2021, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Senate Bill 1202, restoring the right to vote to as many as 4,000 people with past convictions living in the community. As the Brennan Center for Justice states, the law not only is a landmark accomplishment in efforts to protect and advance voting rights in the state, but it also represents a shift in the national voting rights landscape, as there are now no states that distinguish between probation and parole when it comes to eligibility to vote.

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