LWVAL has published a flyer on felon voting rights created for Alabama local leagues and MAL units to use at their voter registration events. Download the flyer here. A person committing only these crimes does not need a pardon to restore his/her voting rights, but he/she does have to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility to Vote (CERV). Please keep this flyer handy at voter registration events to help answer questions.
The Felony Voter Disqualification Act (HB282) was enacted by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law during the 2017 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature. This law defines felony crimes of moral turpitude that disqualify one from voting in Alabama. The attached flyer lists other crimes that DO NOT DISQUALIFY ONE FROM APPYING TO HAVE HIS/HER VOTING RIGHTS RESTORED. i.e. applying for a CERV.
FYI, there are many crimes that do not disqualify one from voting. Examples (as noted by the ACLU) are:
We hope you will keep this information handy to help those in need. Thank you for your service at your league’s voter registration events!
Kim Bailey and Scarlett Gaddy,
LWVAL Voter Service, Co-chairs
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