How do I request for my rights to be restored if I am a convicted felon?

Any person convicted of a felony loses their right to vote in Virginia and that right can only be restored by the Governor of Virginia. You can find out more information, check the current status of your civil rights, and apply to have your rights restored through the Secretary of the Commonwealth .

The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Restoration Department can be contacted directly at 804-692-0104.

Once your rights have been restored you must register to vote before you can qualify to receive a ballot at the next election.

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. How do I update my current voter registration?
3. How do I vote absentee/early?
4. Is a witness signature needed when voting by mail?
5. How do I track my absentee (vote by mail) ballot?
6. Where do I go to vote on election day?
7. What type of voting equipment is used in Chesterfield County?
8. Where can I find voter registration statistics?
9. What are the regulations for limited duration campaign signs in Chesterfield County?
10. How do I file to become a candidate?
11. How do I request for my rights to be restored if I am a convicted felon?
12. What is a provisional ballot?
13. Who is my Legislator?