Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak recently signed legislation that automatically expands voting rights to people on probation and parole re-enfranchising some 77,000 Nevadans.
In May, Governor Colorado governor Jared Polis signed a measure expanding voting rights to individuals on parole. The bill also requires the Department of Corrections to notify people on parole of their voting rights and how to register to vote and obtain voter information materials. The measure is expected to increase the total number individuals eligible to register to vote by approximately 10,000 per year.
In Washington, D.C., At-large Councilmember Robert White, introduced bills to allow voters to cast ballots by mail and permitting incarcerated felons to vote—a right currently offered only by Maine and Vermont. The full council has already expressed support for the bills.
However, in Florida, Governor Ron Desantis signed a controversial measure, SB 7066, requiring people with felony convictions to pay all court-ordered restitution, fines and fees before they are allowed to vote. This was after 64 percent of Florida voters, passed Amendment 4 to restore voting rights for people convicted of felonies as long as they have completed their sentences, though it excludes people convicted of murder or felony sex offenses.