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How a felony conviction affects Nebraska voting rights

Among the potential long-term consequences of a conviction for a felony is the loss of voting rights. According to FindLaw, it is up to each state to determine how a felony conviction will affect the right of an individual to vote, regardless of whether an election is taking place at the state, local or national level because it is the states, not the federal government, that determine voting eligibility. Nebraska is one of 44 states that restore felons' right to vote following successful sentence completion although, again, the restoration process varies by state.

According to the Nebraska Secretary of State's office, upon conviction of a felony, Nebraskans lose their voting rights on a temporary basis; this is true even if the conviction happened in another state. Two years after the individual has completed all the terms of his or her sentence, including any parole or probation in addition to incarceration, the state restores the individual's voting eligibility. However, the individual will need to complete a new voter registration after receiving notification from the Department of Corrections confirming successful sentence completion.

In the event that an individual does not receive a notice of voting rights restoration after the two-year timeframe has elapsed, he or she should contact the supervising parole officer, the Department of Corrections or the Clerk of the District Court that imposed the sentence. It is inadvisable to submit a voter registration form until after receiving confirmation as Class IV felony charges for submitting false information on the application may ensue.

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