How To: Restore Your Voting Rights
Based on the Alabama Constitution, people who commit "crimes of moral turpitude" lose their right to vote. This felony disenfranchisement law prevents approximately 250,000 Alabamians with felony convictions from voting. Confusion about and misapplication of these laws also de facto disenfranchise countless other Alabamians. A new law enacted in 2017 defined a list of crimes of moral turpitude, making it easier for many to restore their voting rights.
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.
- Webpage: Voting in the 2020 Election
- 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]
- Alabama Civic Engagement (ACE) Coalition
- Legal Services Alabama
- The Ordinary Peoples Society (TOPS)
- Campaign Legal Center
Know Your Rights: Voting Rights
How To: Restore Your Voting Rights | Voting Rights Toolkit
ACLU National: Voting Rights | Voter Intimidation
Page last revised: August 31, 2020