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H.R. 871: Formerly Incarcerated Voter Registration Act of 2015

Title: Formerly Incarcerated Voter Registration Act of 2015

Introduced: Feb 11, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Hakeem S. Jeffries [D-NY8]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Summary: Formerly Incarcerated Voter Registration Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to direct the Bureau of Prisons to include among reentry planning procedures the provision to federal prisoners of information about: (1) the laws and regulations governing the right of an individual convicted of a felony who has been released from prison to vote in each state, and (2) any voter registration or application forms the prisoner will need to complete in order to vote in the state in which the prisoner will reside upon release. The term "state" includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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