Citizens of Virginia with felony offenses start the simple process of getting your rights restored to vote, run for public office, serve on a jury and become a notary public.
From the desk of Governor Terry McAuliffe:
Governor McAuliffe announced today two changes to the restoration of rights process, representing the latest steps in pursuit of his priority to ensure all Virginians have the opportunity to exercise their voting and civil rights.
Under the new reform, outstanding court costs and fees will no longer prohibit an individual from having his or her rights restored.
“We have forced these men and women to battle a complicated and bewildering tangle of red tape to reach the voting booth, and too often we still turn them away,” said Governor McAuliffe. “These men and women will still be required to pay their costs and fees, but their court debts will no longer serve as a financial barrier to voting, just as poll taxes did for so many years in Virginia.”
Individuals who have their rights restored will now have the option to include a notation in their criminal record designating that their rights have been restored.
Start the Restoration of Rights Process For Felony Offenses was originally published on kissrichmond.com