On Thursday, September 13 for New York State primary elections, sex offender parolees will be allowed to enter Hudson Valley schools to vote.

Sex offender parolees will be able to not only vote in New York State primary elections this year, but they will also be able to enter schools in the state to cast their vote. According to Spectrum News, sex offender parolees will be able to enter schools to vote on Thursday, September 13 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

This is the first time sex offender parolees will be able to vote at schools in New York. The change comes after Governor Andrew Cuomo made a blanket pardon to over 24,000 parolees in the state to allow them to vote at schools, according to the New York Post.

To vote at a school, a sex offender parolee must get special permission from their parole officer and a school administrator.

According to the New York Post, there are 10,212 registered Level 3 sex offender parolees in New York, which describes them as the most dangerous and violent. It is unclear how many are on parole.