Alabama Voting Rights Restoration Manual


In Alabama, the law regarding which people with past convictions can and cannot vote has been confusing. In 2017, the Alabama Legislature passed a new law clarifying the rules and likely enfranchising tens of thousands or more Alabamians. There are likely tens of thousands more Alabamians with past convictions who are eligible to receive a mandatory voting rights restoration if they apply.

But these laws will only empower voters if they know about their eligibility. Many people with convictions assume they are not eligible and many people with convictions have been wrongly told they are not eligible. This manual is designed to provide all the tools citizens with convictions, activists, and advocates need to help people in Alabama know if they can vote or to restore their right to vote.