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Measure Details

A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters

Kansas Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Campaign Finance and Elections
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Yes
503,143
(62.42%)

No
302,966
(37.58%)

Summary

    Explanatory statement. This amendment would repeal the authority of the legislature to exclude persons with mental illness from voting.

    A vote for this amendment would ensure that the right to vote for persons with mental illness cannot be taken away by the legislature.

    A vote against this amendment would continue the current authority of the legislature to take away the right to vote for persons with mental illness.

    Measure Text

    ยง 2. Disqualification to vote. The legislature may, by law, exclude persons from voting because of mental illness or commitment to a jail or penal institution. No person convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or of the United States, unless pardoned or restored to his civil rights, shall be qualified to vote.

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