A new article in KPVI by Mary Stroka reports how Iowa is considering a bill providing felons path to restoring voting rights. According to the article:
Iowa residents with felony convictions whose sentences have been discharged may regain voting rights automatically if a bill introduced March 11 becomes law.
If passed, HF 818ensures voting rights would be reinstated once a person convicted of a felony has completed sentencing, parole and probation and paid any owed monetary damages prior to his or her sentence is discharged.
Individuals convicted of child endangerment that resulted in the death of a minor or election misconduct in the first degree would need to receive a pardon from the governor.
Read the full story here.