This bill would eliminate an existing application requirement and instead require the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles (ABPP) to determine if an individual — who lost their right to vote due to a state or federal conviction and has since been pardoned or released from incarceration, probation, or parole — may receive a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote.
It would also allow an individual to have their voting rights restored if they are in compliance with either an approved payment plan for the payment of fines, court costs, and fees, or an approved community service plan either in conjunction with a payment plan or in lieu of a payment plan for the payment of fines, court costs, and fees.
We support this bill. Thousands of Alabamians who are home, working, paying taxes, going to school, and contributing to their communities cannot vote because they still owe money on past convictions, even though they have completed all the terms of their sentence.
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