A bill in the Senate right now would give those in jail but yet to be convicted of a crime a better ability to vote. The House passed legislation that makes county election officials work with corrections and jails to get inmates voting material and access to the polls. State Rep. Peter Breen, a Republican, disagreed with the bill and says lawmakers are focusing on the wrong group of people to help.
Democrats who passed the measure say that it’s a right to be able to vote while waiting out pretrial motions in jail. The Senate has the bill in committee.