I was convicted of a felony, but have served my time and am on probation. Can I register to vote?
No. A convicted felon may not register to vote unless unconditionally discharged from custody. When you are no longer on probation, a copy of your discharge papers will allow you to register.
The New York Times brings up the possibility of a pardon: “Mr. Stevens is certain to appeal the conviction, and his supporters are also likely to explore the possibility of obtaining a pardon from a fellow Republican, President George W. Bush, before Mr. Bush leaves office in January.”
,Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offers this reaction:
This is a sad but serious day. Sen. Stevens was found guilty by a jury of his peers, and now must face the consequences of those actions. As a result of his conviction, Sen. Stevens will be held accountable so the public trust can be restored.
,Alaska’s top election official, Gail Fenumiai, e-mailed Al Kamen at the Washington Post and said that as of now, Stevens is still able to vote on Nov. 4: “The Department of Law has determined that until a final judgment and sentence has been entered by the federal court in his case, Senator Stevens is eligible to vote in the November 4 General Election.”