The ACLU is petitioning the court to order a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to allow individuals who have committed those crimes to register to vote. They are also asking that the October 6 voter registration deadline be extended so those convicted can still vote in the November elections. Mississippi [JURIST news archive] is one of 12 states that currently allows such limitations on voting, but its rules are considered to be the country's most restrictive. AP has more.
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