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Secretary of State Steve Simon unveils his “Investing in Democracy” initiative at a Jan. 3 press conference. Restoring voting rights to felons who are no longer incarcerated is one element of the plan. Rep. Ray Dehn, DFL-Minneapolis, who is authoring a vote restoration bill, looks on at right. (Photo courtesy of The Uptake)
Secretary of State Steve Simon unveils his “Investing in Democracy” initiative at a Jan. 3 press conference. Restoring voting rights to felons who are no longer incarcerated is one element of the plan. Rep. Ray Dehn, DFL-Minneapolis, who is authoring a vote restoration bill, looks on at right. (Photo courtesy of The Uptake)

Felons’ restored rights top election-reform package

DFL Rep. Ray Dehn, a former convicted burglar, said a package of voting reforms is part of a push "to re-enfranchise people as much as we can once they get out of being locked up.”

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