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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

@59CBZLKfrom California  answered…2yrs

Yes, every citizen deserves the right to vote. Felons should be the first to vote as they have a right not to be subject to cruel and unusual punishment. This is also a way to show felons that society has not given up on them. We should try and rehabilitate felons rather than solely incarcerate and punish them.

@MyraMedchan  from Michigan disagreed…2mos

When I think of felons I think of hard core sociopaths who would play the system if it meant they could go back and do terrible things again. I wouldn’t expect them to vote responsibly just as I wouldn't expect a person with alsheimers or dementia to vote responsiblly.. not all 'criminals' fall into this category and I agree that rehabilitation would be preferable to incarceration. but some may be so far gone from humanity that rehabilitation may not be viable. And

@8T4WYSK from Oregon commented…1yr

Most Felons actually do have the right to vote after they get out of prison/jail.

@4STBS9Gfrom California  answered…2yrs

Yes, because there is nothing that a felon could vote on that would hurt the well-being of everyone else. Also, I think that the last thing felons think about while committing a crime is their distain from not being able to vote any more.

@8N3VQXNRepublican from Alabama answered…2yrs

Yes because they are still people, my Dad was in prison for getting two people killed in a car accident after drinking. He amazingly survived and was sent to prison for 7 years because he did community service. He had an accident because he was young and dumb and managed to accidentally take the lives of 2 people. That doesn't make him a monster, why would you take someones natural right to vote away over an accident. Drunken driving is no joke but it's not like he would have done it with his own bare hands. Now other crimes have similar to results to this, most that were too extreme wouldn't matter because of the life sentences that were given to the murderers and such. It's very controversial and i'm not even truly sure but I do know that not all convicts are bad.

@597386Tfrom Washington  answered…2yrs

No way! Why would a person who broke the law of our land get to decide who will govern our nation? Hate governs them, and they should not be allowed to have the same rights as the American citizen.

@97XS3GM from Kentucky disagreed…7 days

I disagree, as they are still individuals like ourselves regardless of their criminal history. They still deserve a right to have a say in the matters of whom they believe is a good pick for our country. Hate is not a supreme force that exists inside a person. Instead, what we call hate is a culmination of a person's raising in regards to their environment with how the world they have and still are growing in has caused them to become disoriented to a point of supposed criminal activity, no matter how much it seems like they fully are conscious in their actions.

@daemonkityfrom New York  answered…2yrs

Yes, every US citizen should have the right to vote regardless of their circumstances. One person = one vote.

@97ZYHMD from Texas answered…6hrs

@97ZVG9K from Michigan answered…13hrs

Yes, unless the criminal is convicted of a crime against a minor (e.g. sexual abuse, rape, molestation, kidnapping, selling drugs, etc.) and provided the crime occurred ten years ago or more and all other voting criteria (straight married couple with children) are met.

@97ZTFJZ from New York answered…15hrs

Depends the crime and if it’s reasonable to believe they can negatively affect the government

@97ZSC99 from Oklahoma answered…18hrs

People in jail should not be allowed to vote. When they get out, they can vote.

@97ZLXKM from New York answered…2 days

@97ZLS85 from Florida answered…2 days

@97ZKYB9Libertarian from New York answered…2 days

No. Once incarcerated for whatever reason they have given up this right.

@97ZJKY2 from Idaho answered…2 days

Yes, but only for those who committed minor crimes and have completed their sentence and parole

@97ZFKPK from California answered…3 days

depends on how serious the crime was and if they learned their lesson.

@97ZCZ9Q from Texas answered…3 days

yes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes, and only after completing their sentences and parole/ probation

@979LZZ6  from Kansas commented…3 days

@97Z6SYT from New Hampshire answered…4 days

@97YWQPY from Indiana answered…5 days

Yes. except for citizens convicted with Treason and other crimes related to that

@97YTCRJ from Arizona answered…5 days

I think yes. But only after a series of mandatory sessions (determined by a judge) with a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist who can provide factual or evidence-based results of what their conclusion is.

@97YR7VT from Nevada answered…5 days

@97YM5K7 from Iowa answered…6 days

Needs to be on a case by case basis. Some convictions are worse than others.

@97YKLHR from Arizona answered…6 days

Yes, but only if they have adapted to living after being released.

@97YJ8B6Republican from South Carolina answered…6 days

Yes, but only after they have been released and depending on what felony they have commited.

@97YFPLP from South Carolina answered…6 days

It should be decided which of the crimes are bad enough to stop someone from voting. People who commit small crimes (like theft) should be allowed to vote, but people who commit big crimes should not be.

@97YF7L9Republican from South Carolina answered…6 days

Yes, because not everyone is defined by a mistake they did. A lot of people always end up back because that's all they know to take care of them self medical, food, and a bed. Now, if for a really bad crime then No you should not vote.

@97YCVXG from North Carolina answered…6 days

@97YCTVJ from Minnesota answered…6 days

yes if they were acused of a crime they didn't comit or if they've "changed"

@97YCRBB from New York answered…6 days

yes but after completing there time and probation with the exception of felonies

@97XXHQG from New York answered…7 days

@97XW7JQ from Minnesota answered…7 days

@97XVKLY from New York answered…7 days

@97XTYW3Republican from Virginia answered…7 days

If they are out and have changed their ways then yes, but if they are in jail and serving their time then no

@97XTS27 from Virginia answered…7 days

@97XT6YX from Maine answered…7 days

It honestly depends on what kind of crime they have been convicted for. Since the term "convicted criminals" could pertain to so many different scenarios. If someone was convicted of criminal speeding, they should still be allowed to vote. However, if someone else was convicted for something extreme like terrorism, or murder they should not be able to have an influence on the country.

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