This page includes information about the voting rights restoration process, but it is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude but not an ineligible conviction, you may qualify for voting rights restoration. You must meet the following requirements:
- Have no pending felony charges
- Have paid all fines, court costs, fees, and restitution ordered at the time of sentencing on disqualifying cases in full (post-conviction fees are not included)
- Have completed either the full sentence, probation/parole, OR been pardoned
To apply, you can contact your local state Probation and Parole office in the county where the applicant lives, or you can contact the Board of Pardons and Paroles main office by phone, mail, email, or in person.
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
PO Box 302405
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 353-7771 or (334) 353-8067
Fax: (334) 353-9400
Once your application is submitted, the Board has a 30 day discovery period and a 14 day response window, so you should receive a response within 45 days. Based on the results of the investigation and a favorable determination by the Board of Pardons and Paroles, a voter right restoration certificate will be issued.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is voting rights restoration and who needs it?
- What crimes are on the list of crimes of moral turpitude?
- How do I apply to restore my voting rights?
- Are there any upcoming clinics in my area?
- What are my rights when I vote?
We have also created resources to help people and organizations that are interested in assisting with voting rights restoration.
- Handout: Guidelines for Alabama Voters Convicted of Crimes [PDF]
- Postcard: Know Your Rights Voting Restoration [PDF]
- Social Media Graphics: How To Restore Your Voting Rights - Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4 [PNG]
Page last revised: May 1, 2018