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Section 17-3-31

Restoration of right to vote upon pardon or issuance of certificate of eligibility.

Any person who is disqualified by reason of conviction of any of the offenses mentioned in Article VIII of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, except treason and impeachment, whether the conviction was had in a state or federal court, and who has been pardoned, may be restored to citizenship with the right to vote by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles when specifically expressed in the pardon. If otherwise qualified, such person shall be permitted to register or reregister as an elector upon submission of a copy of the pardon document to the board of registrars of the county of his or her residence. In addition, any person who has been granted a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote by the Board of Pardons and Paroles pursuant to Section 15-22-36.1, shall be permitted to register or reregister as an elector upon submission of a copy of the certificate to the board of registrars of the county of his or her residence.

Code 1907, §294; Acts 1920, No. 5, p. 4; Code 1923, §365; Acts 1939, No. 275, p. 426; Code 1940, T. 17, §16; Code 1975, §17-3-5; Acts 1978, No. 584, p. 667, §2; Act 2003-415, p. 1205, §3; §17-3-10; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §9.)
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