Let me first say I am a conservative and believe the death penalty should be mandatory for first degree murder. That said I believe it wrong that someone convicted of a felony once they have served their time including parole should not be allowed to vote. If they are holding jobs and paying taxes then not allowing them to vote almost equates to taxation without representation. We revolted against the British because of this. With all the laws the government passes and categorizing them as a felony, you don't have to step too far out of line to become a felon.