55,000 Minnesotan felons can soon vote after Governor's signature

(St. Paul, MN) -- Nearly 55 thousand formally incarcerated Minnesotans will be able to vote.

State officials say on July 1st former felons will be able to vote after they leave prison and before they complete parole. The governor signed a bill in March to restore voting rights and said people deserve second chances. He said the idea of people not having a vote in the communities they live in is unacceptable.