Should New Jersey Give the Vote to Convicted Felons?
The first civil rights legislation to reach Phil Murphy's desk once he becomes governor may be a bill that will give convicted felons the right to vote, whether they are on parole, probation, or in prison. As it stands now, only those who complete the terms of their probation are allowed to register to vote. That amounts to over 94,300 people in the state, according to the Institute for Social Justice.