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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

    § 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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