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Advocates Of Restoring Voting Rights Face New Challenge

Advocates Of Restoring Voting Rights Face New Challenge

Governor McDonnell is making it easier for non-violent offenders who have served their time to get their voting rights restored, and some organizations are trying to find and register them.   Tram Nguyen of the Virginia New Majority says there must be an effort to find the estimated 100,000 ex-felons in Virginia who would be eligible to vote if they get registered.   Nguyen says ex-felons will need to get a letter from the Governor and provide basic information to state officials.   She is optimistic an efficient system will be in place in time for the November 5th general election at precincts such as Tonsler (pictured) in Charlottesville.