PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has begun revising its website and may also change its forms to make clear that first-time felons automatically get their voting rights restored when they complete their sentences and pay all fines and restitution.
The Arizona Capitol Times reported Wednesday the Campaign Legal Center found that the automatic process wasn’t clear on forms, which misleadingly implied that first-time felons had to go through a process that by law only applies to people with more than one felony conviction.
The advocacy group told the Secretary of State in a letter that its website did not provide any information about automatic restoration for first-time felons.
The group is also looking at other states’ voter registration forms to ensure they display adequate information.
Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, http://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com
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