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Advocacy Groups Claim Momentum Building For Felon Voting Rights Bill

If a recent rally at the Capitol is any indication, momentum for a long-discussed felon voting rights bill may be on the rise.

Supporters of a bill to restore the voting rights of convicted felons recently rallied in Frankfort
Credit Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
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Kentucky remains one of only three states in the nation that permanently disenfranchises those convicted of a felony offense, unless they receive an individual pardon from the governor. 

However, a statewide coalition has been working for over a decade to change that and they believe momentum may be on their side. 

WMMT Radio reporter Elizabeth Sanders recently covered a rally in the State Capitol.