Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"Although there is no constitutionally respectable argument to justify Washington's forcing states to enfranchise felons, there are two conservative arguments for states to stop, or at least severely limit, disenfranchisement. One is a limited government argument: there is something troubling about criminal penalties that never completely end. The other argument is pru-dential, although not very plausible: enfranchisement, by diminishing the lingering stigma of a felony conviction and by encouraging a civic connection with the community, might combat recidivism."
"Give the Ballot to Felons?," Newsweek, Mar. 13, 2005
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Secretaries of States, members of state and federal legislative bodies, Executive Branch officials with significant involvement in felon voting issues, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in felon voting issues.[Note: Experts definition varies by site.]