Greensboro attorneys explain the right to vote for convicted felons, and encourage everyone to vote this election.
As important as the national election is, local elections, particularly judicial elections, have a greater impact on the local community. Greensboro’s top rated trial lawyers at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth and Olson hope everyone will get out and vote, and have their voice heard.
Some individuals with previous felony convictions may be confused about their right to vote. Restrictions on voting rights begin with the State Constitution, but are further laid out in N.C. General Statute 163-55, denying a felon the right to vote.
However, N.C. General Statute 13-1 states that these right are automatically restored when they have completed all probation, parole, or active jail time held against them, or when they have been pardoned. So in most cases, if the State no longer has any supervisory role over your freedom, your right to vote is automatically restored.
If you have questions, or have been charged with a felony, contact Greensboro top rated felony lawyers at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth and Olson. We are here to help!