Capital Region Sheriff's Against Letting Parolees Vote

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Three Capital Region Sheriffs are speaking out against a recent Executive Order from Gov. Cuomo that will allow parolees to vote in Thursday's primary and November's general election. 

The governor has said this will strengthen the re-entry process. 

Saratoga County's Michael Zurlo says his department is ready for any potential problems that may arise.

Zurlo, Rensselaer County Sheriff Pat Russo, and Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett are opposed to the order. 

They're also backing proposed legislation that would revoke the voting rights of convicted Level 3 sex offenders, and those convicted of murder. 

On Thursday, parolees can vote after 7 pm with their parole officer's OK, and if their polling site is a school.  

Another proposed bill would require sex offenders to vote absentee.

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