can you vote if you have a felony?

can you vote if you have a felony?

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kymberliann

Hudson, OH

#1 Oct 11, 2012
I've been recently incarcerated, and charged with a class E felony. This is my first presidential election, and am wondering if I am allowed to vote?

“Bernie Goetz is my hero”

Since: Mar 08

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#2 Oct 11, 2012
"In New York, you can vote while you are on probation or once you have completed parole. Your voting rights are automatically restored, but you have to register in order to vote. You do not need any special documentation to register."
Now use yor head and vote for Romney. We had enuf of that ankel biter obama.
NotAsLazyAsU

Jamestown, NY

#3 Oct 11, 2012
do your own homework.... here's a clue
http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.p...
jenny

Jamestown, NY

#4 Oct 11, 2012
maybe u shouldn't vote if you can't uphold the law >>>>>>> >>>>> creep
jamestowner

Horseheads, NY

#5 Oct 16, 2012
jenny, if you wish to put a person down without knowing the cercumstances than be a jamestown cop you ll fit right in. they are very quick at passing judgement, after all it gives them more time to eat donuts.
Bike Mush

Jamestown, NY

#6 Oct 16, 2012
jamestowner wrote:
jenny, if you wish to put a person down without knowing the cercumstances than be a jamestown cop you ll fit right in. they are very quick at passing judgement, after all it gives them more time to eat donuts.
You need to lay off the donut thing and ill lay off your moms!
jamestowner

Horseheads, NY

#7 Oct 16, 2012
original mush, must be a cop.go eat a donut or your captain.
Batman

Binghamton, NY

#8 Oct 16, 2012
Bike Mush wrote:
<quoted text>You need to lay off the donut thing and ill lay off your moms!
Donuts, haha I forgot about that joke. That was so freaking funny!! What a tard, mean while that tard is standing in line picking up his 36 pack and macaroni and cheese for the night. The tards in this town.
Tards

Vestal, NY

#10 Oct 19, 2012
Not a single one of you hens w/ your stich N bitch session is any better then the other! When one bashes the other to make self look better, you're just wiping you're computer monitor with a shitty diaper!! Get a grip.
Nonsense

Winchester, KY

#11 Nov 3, 2012
Tards wrote:
Not a single one of you hens w/ your stich N bitch session is any better then the other! When one bashes the other to make self look better, you're just wiping you're computer monitor with a shitty diaper!! Get a grip.
It doesn't have a thing to do with making ones self look better. A person that doesn't have the decency to live by the same rules as everybody else shouldn't be allowed to help elect our representatives. A lot of which choose not to live by the same standards as Society. People of this nature would choose a candidate they know to be easy on crime over job performance. The argument is not all are of them are guilty, and some are non violent offenders, but after a little time housed right along with rapists, murders, pedophiles, they all end up just alike.
edd

United States

#12 Nov 5, 2012
Nonsense your a piece of shit
CJS

Hilliard, OH

#13 Nov 6, 2012
That is not true. I happen to have a felony, which was a young and stupid mistake that I learned my lesson from. I just happened to be a young girl in love with someone that didn't have my best interest at heart and I took the fall for him because he had kids and I didn't at the time. I have not committed any other crimes and I have struggled because of my bad choice from years ago now that will always follow me...however that doesn't hurt as bad as ignorant people that want to compare me to a killer/child abuser..ever here the saying, "let the person without sin cast the first stone...lets face it we all make mistakes one way or another.
iced

Binghamton, NY

#14 Nov 6, 2012
CJS wrote:
That is not true. I happen to have a felony, which was a young and stupid mistake that I learned my lesson from. I just happened to be a young girl in love with someone that didn't have my best interest at heart and I took the fall for him because he had kids and I didn't at the time. I have not committed any other crimes and I have struggled because of my bad choice from years ago now that will always follow me...however that doesn't hurt as bad as ignorant people that want to compare me to a killer/child abuser..ever here the saying, "let the person without sin cast the first stone...lets face it we all make mistakes one way or another.
What?
CompassionForThe seKids

Johnson City, NY

#15 Nov 7, 2012
CJS wrote:
That is not true. I happen to have a felony, which was a young and stupid mistake that I learned my lesson from. I just happened to be a young girl in love with someone that didn't have my best interest at heart and I took the fall for him because he had kids and I didn't at the time. I have not committed any other crimes and I have struggled because of my bad choice from years ago now that will always follow me...however that doesn't hurt as bad as ignorant people that want to compare me to a killer/child abuser..ever here the saying, "let the person without sin cast the first stone...lets face it we all make mistakes one way or another.
Well good luck in everything you do honey. Stay on the right path and do great things for yourself!
BOCB

Jamestown, NY

#16 Nov 7, 2012
If voteing were not allowed for felons,we wouldn't have any black voters and also no black president.
Danny

Binghamton, NY

#17 Nov 7, 2012
BOCB wrote:
If voteing were not allowed for felons,we wouldn't have any black voters and also no black president.
Nice!
law and order

Jamestown, NY

#18 Nov 7, 2012
CJS wrote:
That is not true. I happen to have a felony, which was a young and stupid mistake that I learned my lesson from. I just happened to be a young girl in love with someone that didn't have my best interest at heart and I took the fall for him because he had kids and I didn't at the time. I have not committed any other crimes and I have struggled because of my bad choice from years ago now that will always follow me...however that doesn't hurt as bad as ignorant people that want to compare me to a killer/child abuser..ever here the saying, "let the person without sin cast the first stone...lets face it we all make mistakes one way or another.
Yes we all do make mistakes however if that mistake is a crime and a felony...PAY THE PRICE! Why do you think the penalties are what they are? It's a deterrent for folks with half a brain to think twice before commiting a crime. I for one agree that a felony act should infact haunt you for the rest of your life. You did it, you were found guilty and you MUST pay the price. These are laws that society has put in place and we all must adhere to society's rules. The criminal mindset is that the rules are for everybody else... not me. How would you feel if a felony was or is commited against you? I will bet you would want the book thrown at the criminal. So how are you any different from any other garden variety crook? Well?
none yet

United States

#19 Nov 8, 2012
They should vote

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Nov 24, 2012
How can you expect anyone be a productive part of this country ( pay taxes...etc) and not afford them to have a say in how they run this country. You expect them to pay taxes and contribute, but deny them a say.......

Utterly stupid....some in the general public are stupid for sure.

If I were an ex felon, I wouldn't pay taxes or contribute an any way until my voting rights were restored. I would either be a part of society, and vote.....or not. Can't have it both ways.

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