Bryant Restores Voting Rights to Three Convicted Felons

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Governor signs suffrage bills for 3.

MGN Online

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed bills to restore the voting rights of three people convicted of felonies.

In Mississippi, the only way to restore the right to vote after a a felony conviction is through the Legislature passing a suffrage bill. Only three people were approved to have their voting rights restored this year.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Bryant signed bills this week to restore suffrage to:

-- Donald F. Jones of Gulfport, was convicted of grand larceny in Wayne County, Mississippi, in 1978.

-- Michael Todd Manual of Rankin County, who was convicted of embezzlement in Forrest County in 1999.

-- Randall Lamar Bolton of Panola County, who was convicted of grand larceny in 1980.

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