• Vt., Me., tied for most liberal on convicts voting
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     | February 24,2014
     

    MONTPELIER — Vermont and Maine are tied for being the least restrictive states in the country in terms of allowing those convicted of felonies to vote.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called earlier this month for the repeal of laws that bar millions of Americans from voting. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline news service Florida leads in that category with more than 10 percent of its voting-age population disenfranchised.

    Vermont and Maine are at the opposite end of the list of states, with no residents barred from voting by virtue of a felony conviction.

    Other New England states have some restrictions, with between 0 and 1 percent of their voting-age populations barred from voting due to felony convictions.

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