’s Eric Kiefer Reports

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The right to vote is “fundamental and critical” to a healthy democracy. And that also goes for people who are out of prison on parole or probation, a quartet of lawmakers from North Jersey say.

On Monday, A-5823 passed the full state Assembly by a vote of 46-23-1. If it becomes law, the bill would remove the prohibition on voting by persons on parole and/or probation convicted for an indictable federal or state offense.

Read the full bill.