11,467 Colorado parolees can now vote after new law goes into effect

"Advocates for the change hope that allowing parolees to vote will help them feel more vested in their communities, which may lead to lower recidivism rates."

“If you vote you’re more likely not to commit a crime,” state Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, told The Colorado Sun earlier this year. She was one of the lead proponents of the change."

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