Feds launch effort to help ex-felons register to vote in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Carlson, an ex-felon in Minnesota, received a letter from the government recently informing him of his right to vote. Had it not arrived, he says, he might not have registered to vote for the 2020 election.“I had no idea that my voting rights were restored as soon as I finished probation,” said Carlson, who lives in Duluth.Carlson, 40, has never voted before. He was pushed to register after hearing about a federally sponsored event where he could get help.Amid a national debate about the voting rights for felons, the Minnesota district of the U.S. Probation Office is seekin…

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