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
Email: pardons@paroles.alabama.gov

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. 

Once your voting rights are restored, you must still register to vote with your local registrar office or online at alabamavotes.gov

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Resources

We have also created resources to help people and organizations that are interested in assisting with voting rights restoration. 

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Page last revised: May 1, 2018

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