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Can a convicted felon in the state of georgia vote in the

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nov 8th presidential election? JA: Because...
can a convicted felon in the state of georgia vote in the nov 8th presidential election?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: ga
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
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Customer: the conviction was for possession of meth
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Under Georgia law, individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. If they completed all terms of supervised release, then an ex-offender would still need to re-register to vote.

The deadline to register to vote in Georgia was October 11th for the presidential election. Thus, if an ex-offender who was otherwise qualified had not yet registered, they cannot vote in this election next Tuesday.

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