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Activists target Louisiana law excluding probationers from voting

John Sammon Aug. 5, 2017, 10:00am

Activists say they are working to overturn what they contend is an improper misinterpretation of the Louisiana Constitution that excludes people on probation from voting even though they hold jobs and pay taxes like other state residents.

Group 'disappointed' as Baton Rouge judge upholds 1976 law that prohibits felons on parole and probation from voting

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 22, 2017, 2:43pm

BATON ROUGE — After 19th District Judge Tim Kelley decided on March 13 to keep in place a 1976 law that prohibits felons on parole and probation from voting, Voice Of The Experienced (VOTE) Executive Director Bruce Reilly voiced that the organization is “disappointed in the law.”