felon voting rights

Bevin Orders Voting Rights Restored For 284 Kentuckians

Jun 30, 2017
Associated Press

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the voting rights restored for 284 Kentuckians pending a background check by the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

Josh James / WUKY

Several pieces of lightning rod legislation cleared hurdles late Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last heavily scheduled day this week.

Josh James / WUKY

Twin House and Senate bills clearing the way for the expungement of low-level felonies in Kentucky have a new advocate. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held a press event Wednesday in Frankfort lining up behind the legislation.


Gov. Matt Bevin has issued his first five executive orders ahead of the holiday break. The orders fulfill a campaign promise and reverse actions taken by former Gov. Steve Beshear.

Josh James / WUKY

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a last minute win to voting rights advocates Tuesday by issuing an executive order paving the way for some former felons to cast ballots.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers entering the Senate State and Local Government committee passed by voting rights demonstrators on the way to their seats Wednesday. The decision not to vote on a measure restoring voting rights for most nonviolent felons led to vocal protests.                   

Josh James / WUKY

With voting rights legislation for former felons stalling year after year in Frankfort, the annual rally for House Bill 70 can feel like a case of déjà vu for supporters.

Josh James / WUKY

Hundreds gathered at the foot of the Capitol in Frankfort Wednesday to pay tribute to civil rights activists who braved the cold 50 years ago.

Paul To Push Felon Voting Rights Bill In Frankfort

Feb 18, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will appear before a state Senate committee on Wednesday in support of restoring voting rights for some felons.