Nearly 3,500 Virginians regain their voting rights. Governor Glenn Youngkin has restored the civil voting rights of 3,496 people since he sworn in in January. The only way for Virginians to regain their rights after being convicted of a felony is by the Governor. They all also now have the right to run for public office or serve on a jury. A legislative effort to automatically restore voting rights to people with felony convictions once they are free was blocked multiple times this year by Republicans. The Governor says that his administration will restore citizens civil rights on an ongoing basis.
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