Governor Terry McAuliffe is making good on his promise to grant rights to more felons than any other governor in a four-year term. And with that being said, Governor McAuliffe’s administration has granted the voting rights and civil rights of more than 11,000 ex-offenders.
Criteria for Restoration of Rights for Non-Violent Offenders:
- Have been convicted of a non-violent felony in a Virginia court or a U.S. District Court
- Have completed serving the prison sentence and been released from supervised probation or parole
- Have no pending felony charges.
Start the restoration of rights process for felony offenses here.
Criteria for Restoration of Rights for Violent/More Serious Offenders:
In order to be eligible for restoration of rights by the Governor, an applicant who has been convicted of a violent felony must:
- Have been convicted of a violent or more serious felony in a Virginia court or a U.S. District Court
- Be free from any sentence served and/or supervised probation and parole for a minimum of three years.
- Not have any felony convictions in the three years immediately preceding the application and/or pending criminal charges.
Click here to see the list of more serious crimes which require an Application for Restoration of Rights