Getting Your Rights Restored
All persons who have been convicted of a felony may have his or her voting rights restored (excluding exceptions) by completing the “Restoration of Rights” process.
The following steps must be completed to get one’s voting rights restored:
- Obtain the “Restoration of Rights” application.
- Applicant will first take the application to the local Division of Probation/Parole to be completed by a qualified official of that office.
- From there, the applicant will take the application to the local Circuit Court Clerk’s office to be completed by a qualified official from that office.
- The applicant will then take the completed application to the Election Commission office and complete a voter registration form.
- The Election Commission official will forward the application to the Tennessee Division of Elections for approval.
- Once the Election Commission receives written approval to register to vote the applicant, the Election Commission will register to vote the applicant and send him/her a voter registration card.