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Step 3 -- Obtaining a certificate allowing voter registration

If you have been disfranchised (that is, barred from voting) because of a felony conviction, you may apply to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a Certificate of Eligibility for Voter Registration. If you have one of the following convictions, the Board cannot issue a Certificate:

  • Impeachment,
  • Murder
  • Rape (any degree),
  • Sodomy (any degree),
  • Sexual Abuse (any degree),
  • Incest,
  • Sexual Torture,
  • Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle for Immoral Purposes,
  • Soliciting a Child by Computer,
  • Production of Obscene Matter Involving a Minor,
  • Production of Obscene Matter,
  • Parents or Guardians Permitting Children to Engage in Obscene Matter,
  • Possession of Obscene Matter,
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Child Pornography, or
  • Treason
  • In addition, you must not have any pending felony cases, must not owe any court ordered monies on disqualifying cases, must not owe any supervision fees, and must not be under sentence (off of probation, parole, not incarcerated, etc). This applies to either Certificates or Pardons.

    If you meet the criteria, an investigation will be completed and a voting rights restoration certificate will be issued.

    If you have been convicted of one of the crimes listed above, you may still be eligible for a pardon. Contact the Board.

    Go to Step 4, contacting the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

    This entry was posted by Edward at 11:44 AM, 17 September 2006 | Categories: Voters

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