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.
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