Restoration of Rights
On April 22, 2016, Governor McAuliffe restored the rights of all Virginians with a prior felony conviction who have completed the terms of incarceration and have been released from supervised probation or parole.
Below you will find the summary of the Governor’s Restoration of Rights Order, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and a copy of the Governor’s Order.
Order for the Restoration of Rights
Governor McAuliffe’s April 22 order restores the rights to all individuals who, as of April 22, 2016, have completed the terms of incarceration and have completed any period of supervised release (probation or parole) for any and all felony convictions.
Going forward, the Governor will issue monthly orders restoring rights to persons who have completed the terms of their incarceration and any periods of supervised release since April 22, 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have my rights been restored?
You can click here to see if your civil rights have been restored by the Governor.
Ready to vote?
If you have had your rights restored, please visit http://elections.virginia.gov/ to register to vote.
You can also find information about the upcoming election, including what’s on your ballot.