PERSONS RELEASED FROM PRISON HAVE THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY REGISTER AND VOTE, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019
AB431 of the 2019 Legislative Session amended several sections of the Nevada Revised Statutes to allow persons with felony convictions in Nevada or in any other state who are currently not in prison to immediately register to vote. This also applies to persons whose voter registration had been previously cancelled because of a felony conviction and to persons who are currently on probation or parole. No special procedures or paperwork are required. Such persons need only follow the standard procedures for voter registration and must also satisfy the standard voter registration eligibility requirements.
Applicable amended NRS sections include:
NRS 213.157(1)(b) was amended to immediately restore the right to vote persons convicted of a felony in Nevada who have served their sentence and have been released from prison.
This bill removed the requirement in NRS 293.540 to cancel the voter registration of unincarcerated persons who had been convicted of a felony in Nevada or in any other state, thereby maintaining their right to vote.
NRS 293.543 was amended to authorize an elector whose voter registration was previously cancelled because of a felony conviction to immediately reregister to vote if the elector is not currently incarcerated.
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