Convicted Felons Can Restore Voting Rights Before Special Election
Convicted felons in Alabama still have time to restore their voting rights before the special election on December 12th. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and State Representative Laura Hall are spreading the word about what some convicted felons need to do to regain the right to vote. This only applies to certain people convicted of certain crimes.
Those convicted of rape, murder or sexual abuse will never get back their right to vote, but those convicted of theft or burglary can get that right restored. In order to get the right to vote back the person must complete their entire prison sentence, including parole and pay all fines. Once that is complete, they must apply with their probation office.