Felony Voting

Lots of talk about the “rights” of convicted felons.


The focus is on the “rights” of ex cons to vote.

As an ex-con (we are really supposed to call ourselves “ex-offenders” because being an ex-con might hurt our feelings and we’d need a safe zone…but to be an ex-offender to me sounds like someone who suddenly discovered deodorant) I won’t argue the point; but I can provide some personal insight.

I was a guest of the state of Oregon in the ’70s.

Not only can I vote now as an ex-con; I was able to vote while I was incarcerated. In fact a registrar roamed the cell blocks trying to register us to vote.

Is that right? I don’t know.

But it’s true.


Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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