More Than 10k Felons Who Re-offended Remained Eligible To Vote

Virginia elections officials say more than 10,000 felons remaining on voter rolls after committing new crimes that should’ve made them ineligible to vote. The Virginia Mercury reports officials discovered the issue while conducting list maintenance as the agency prepares to replace the state’s voter system. It involved felons who had their rights restored and the voter system wasn’t set up to account for the possibility that some of those newly registered voters might re-offend.