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Gov. Youngkin agreed to speed up voting rights restoration process, Sen. Lionell Spruill says

Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently came under fire for slowing the voting rights restoration process, but Sen. Lionell Spruill said this week the governor has agreed to shorten the time frame.

“He is trying to work with me,” said Spruill, D-Chesapeake. “He agreed to work on getting that process down to 30 days.”

Spruill, who chairs the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, said he has met twice with the governor and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kay Cole James in the past few weeks to push back on the administration’s new policy.

When asked for comment on Spruill’s assertion, Youngkin spokesperson Macaulay Porter wrote in an email that the governor is “committed to increasing the efficiency and transparency of the restoration of rights process for applicants.”


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