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. 

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Know Your Rights: Voting Rights
How To: Restore Your Voting Rights | Voting Rights Toolkit
ACLU National: Voting Rights | Voter Intimidation

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