By Mark Renick | November 5, 2022
Yes, you see a photo of me voting this year. I was discharged from parole in 2017. Please note that the laws in Idaho are as follows:
Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while in prison, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
A patchwork of state felony disfranchisement laws, varying in severity from state to state, prevent approximately 5.85 million Americans with felony (and in several states misdemeanor) convictions from voting. Confusion about and misapplication of these laws de facto disenfranchise countless other Americans.
In the news lately are several cases where individuals are charged with improper voting. Please do not make this mistake!
Let’s get involved and change this in Idaho!