Disqualifying Felonies in Alabama

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If you have not been convicted of any of the felonies listed below, state or federal, you never lost your right to vote and you can register now, even if you have been incorrectly told in the past that you cannot vote. Click here if you have not been convicted of any of the following felonies to register to vote.

If you have not been convicted of any of the following felonies, you can vote even if you are currently incarcerated for another conviction or awaiting trial or conviction. Click here if you have not been convicted of any of the following felonies to register to vote.

If you have been convicted of any of the following felonies, you have lost your right to vote. It does not matter if your conviction was state or federal or in another state. But you may be eligible to restore your right to vote through a simple petition. Click here to begin the process. 

If you are not sure what crime you have been convicted of, we can help you find out if you reach out to BBowie@campaignlegalcenter.org or call 202-736-2201.

Disqualifying Felonies in Alabama

If you have NOT been convicted of one of the following, then you NEVER lost your right to vote, and you ARE eligible to register now.

  • Aggravated child abuse
  • Assault (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Attempt to commit an explosives or destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapons crime
  • Bigamy
  • Burglary (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Conspiracy to commit an explosives or destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapons crime
  • Dissemination or public display of obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts
  • Distribution, possession with intent to distribute, production of, or offer or agreement to distribute or produce obscene material
  • Electronic solicitation of a child
  • Endangering the water supply
  • Enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes
  • Facilitating solicitation of unlawful sexual conduct with a child
  • Facilitating the online solicitation of a child
  • Facilitating the travel of a child for an unlawful sex act
  • Forgery (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Hindrance or obstruction during detection, disarming, or destruction of a destructive device or weapon
  • Hindering prosecution of terrorism
  • Human trafficking (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Incest
  • Kidnapping (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder (including non-Capital, reckless, and felony murder)
  • Parents or guardians permitting children to engage in production of obscene matter
  • Possession and possession with intent to disseminate of obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts
  • Possession, manufacture, transport, or distribution of a destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapon
  • Possession, manufacture, transport, or distribution of a detonator, explosive, poison, or hoax device
  • Possession or distribution of a hoax device represented as a destructive device or weapon 
  • Production of obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts
  • Production or distribution of a destructive device or weapon intended to cause injury or destruction
  • Prohibited acts in the offer, sale, or purchase of securities
  • Rape (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Robbery (1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree)
  • Selling, furnishing, giving away, delivering, or distribution of a destructive device, a bacteriological weapon, or biological weapon to a person who is less than 21 years of age
  • Sexual abuse (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old
  • Sexual torture
  • Sodomy (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Theft of lost property (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Theft of property (1st or 2nd degree)
  • Theft of trademarks or trade secrets
  • Torture or other willful maltreatment of a child under the age of 18
  • Trafficking in cannabis, cocaine, or other illegal drugs or trafficking in amphetamine or methamphetamine
  • Traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act
  • Treason
     

If you have been convicted of any of the above felonies, you may be eligible to restore your right to vote through a simple petition. Click here to begin the process.

Before August 2017, the definition of disqualifying felonies was left up to individual registrars. This meant that some people were wrongly told they were ineligible to vote. If you have not been convicted of any of the above felonies, state or federal, you never lost your right to vote and you can register now, even if you have been incorrectly told in the past that you cannot vote. Click here if you have not been convicted of any of the above felonies to register to vote. 

If you are not sure of what crime you have been convicted of, we can help you find out if you reach out to BBowie@campaignlegalcenter.org or call 202-736-2201. 
 

 

Disclaimer: This toolkit is not an offer of legal services or legal advice. The website serves to provide information to make rights restoration accessible for Alabama citizens with felony convictions. We do not guarantee that by following these steps that your voting rights will be restored; that power ultimately rests with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. The information only applies to rights restoration for Alabama citizens; other states have different laws. 

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