April 22, 2016 will forever be etched in Virginia’s history because one governor lifted the ban on voter disenfranchisement. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to restore the rights of an additional 206,000 individuals with felony offenses. This is not a blanket action as all individuals had to have met the criteria of completing incarceration, supervised probation and parole. The restoration of rights includes the right to vote, serve on a jury, run for public office and become a notary.
If you were convicted of a felony offense in Virginia, please view the searchable look-up tool for your name. If you name has been added to list then register to vote while on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website here.
Governor Terry McAuliffe explains further his reasoning for restoring the rights of over 200-thousands ex-offenders and returning citizens here…
Gov Restores Rights No Blanket Action, Felons Met Criteria [VIDEO] was originally published on kissrichmond.com