Abortion, marijuana, voting rights on the ballots across the countryPosted by On

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Efforts to make voter registration easier. Marijuana legalization. Limits on abortion.

While the focus of Tuesday’s midterm election centered on control of Congress, voters nationwide weighed in on an array of ballot proposals. In total, voters in 37 states faced 155 ballot questions.

Here’s a look at some of those that passed.

VOTING RIGHTS FOR FELONS

Florida voters passed Amendment 4, which automatically restores the right to vote for people who complete prison sentences for felony convictions, excluding murder and sexual offenses. As many as 1.5 million people are expected to get back their voting rights.

Florida was one of three states where people convicted of felonies permanently lose the right to vote. In most other states, felons have their voting rights restored…



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