Election Law

For Now, Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens is Still Eligible to Vote

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will be able to vote next week because he hasn’t been sentenced yet for his conviction on seven counts in a federal corruption case.

Alaska’s Department of Law decided yesterday that Stevens may vote because his conviction isn’t final, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

A legal opinion by senior assistant attorney general Michael Barnhill said the weight of authority supports the view that a person convicted by a jury can still vote until a judge enters formal judgment and issues a sentence.

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