According to the Atlanta newspaper, the Georgia Senate is studying the issue of persons with felony convictions being able to vote, particularly those charged with non-violent offenses. This is apparently a very early discussion and hearing on concerns about the issue, with not a lot of particulars.
The change would require more than legislation. The disqualification to vote is present in both the Georgia Constitution and statutes. Based on the experience of the last few years of watching ballot proposals, most have a better than average chance of succeeding. So, if the legislature has the will to do it, maybe it can happen.
The Georgia Constitutional provision is found at Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 3, and provides:
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