“Restaurant manager Jason Marvin Smith of Elizabethtown said he accepts full responsibility for a felony that landed him on probation as an 18-year-old ... what riles him is that after completing his probation, he still could not vote ... League of Women Voters of Kentucky estimated in a 2006 report that about 168,000 people would be affected. Proponents, including the league, Catholic Conference of Kentucky and the NAACP, say that voting is the most fundamental expression of citizenship.”

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