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Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote
Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote

An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo's decision Wednesday likely comes too late to permit former state inmates and others put under community supervision because of the state's prison overcrowding to register in time to vote in the state's primary elections. The deadline to register for that election is May 19, and Grillo has given Bowen and civil rights lawyers for former inmates until late May to come up with a remedy. He'll hold his own hearing on those solutions...

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