Nonviolent Felons Rights Restored In Time for November Election

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

Harrisonburg, Va. (WHSV) Earlier this year, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell authorized the restoration of rights for nonviolent offenders.

Rights were restored in July.

Minister Mercedes Harris started the Holla Back and Restore Project which works to restore the voting rights of non-violent felons. He said he is happy to see that non-violent felons will be able to have a voice in this upcoming election.

"It's going to be an important election for governor, because the executive order that Governor Bob McDonnell has done can be endangered," said Harris.

Harrisonburg City Registrar's Office reports zero non-violent offenders have registered to vote this year.

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