UPDATE: Bill to let parolees, probationers vote clears N.J. Assembly, 48-24

By Matt Rooney
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Updated (11/25 @  6:30 p.m.) -> Assemblywoman Bettylou Decroce (R-26) apparently voted “no” despite the voting board reflecting a “yes” vote for her on final passage. She’s since corrected it. This post has been updated accordingly.

New Jersey is one step closer to allowing convicted felons on parole and probation to vote in its elections

The controversial measure passed the Democrat-controlled General Assembly on Monday with 48 YEA votes and 24 NAY votes. Click here to view the final roll call.

It was a party-line vote with two exceptions; Joann Downey (D-11) and Eric Houghtaling (D-11) both voted against it.