Queens Council Members Split Over Granting Non Citizens NYC Voting Rights | Jackson Heights Post

Considering expanding the vote to all residents of a locality regardless of citizenship status, read here.

Jan. 27, 2020 By Kristen Torres “The Queens delegation is split over a city bill that would grant green card holders and many other legal immigrants.”

Source: Queens Council Members Split Over Granting Non Citizens NYC Voting Rights | Jackson Heights Post

Federal Appeals Court Wades Into Felons’ Voting Rights Battle | Daily Business Review

Here, timing is everything.  The closer we get to an election, the less likely that the courts will interfere.

“Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said the appellate ruling will ‘have far-reaching effects, as it will determine whether the state must comply with the court’s injunction in upcoming elections of national, state, and local significance in 2020.’”

Source: Federal Appeals Court Wades Into Felons’ Voting Rights Battle | Daily Business Review

Advocacy group urges reforms to felon voting restoration process | KGAN

Iowa is the latest state to initiate efforts to eliminate barriers to restore the right to vote to previously incarcerated persons.  “Governor Kim Reynolds is again pitching the years-long process of amending the Iowa Constitution to automatically restore felons’ voting rights at the end of their sentence, but in the meantime, advocates are calling for changes to make the process easier and faster.”  Source: Advocacy group urges reforms to felon voting restoration process | KGAN