Unlock the Vote AZ

RESOURCES

CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO HAVE YOUR RIGHTS RESTORED.

National Information on Rights Restoration

If held in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, restoration of rights will be accompanied by a granted Certificate of Absolute Discharge from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This can be obtained by contacting the US District Court Clerk’s Office

Can also call the Restoration Clerk at 602-506-4949 to assist with a federal conviction.

 

Arizona Information on Rights Restoration

https://www.acluaz.org/en/get-back-your-right-vote (Outline of Process including County Resources for Restoration Paperwork)

https://www.aclu.org/files/pdfs/votingrights/az_kyr.pdf

 

First Step is Obtaining a Certificate of Absolute Discharge, which you can Request from the Arizona Department of Corrections under “Offender Information”

-You must file for Restoration of your Rights within 2 years of receiving your Certificate of Absolute Discharge (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00908.htm)

Arizona Rights Restoration Manual

 

If you live in Arizona, but lost your voting rights due to a conviction in another state, you need to follow the rights restoration procedure of the other state:

To see how a conviction in another state could have affected your rights: http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx.

Contact information for help restoring your rights in other states: https://www.sentencingproject.org/state-contacts/ 

 

Rights Restoration Workshops

Non-Profit:

Primavera: https://www.primavera.org/what-we-do/stability/civil-rights-restoration.html  

LUCHA: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/monthly-rights-restoration-set-aside-workshops 

Government:

Maricopa County: https://www.maricopa.gov/3851/Get-Help-to-Restore-Your-Rights

Maricopa Superior Court: https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/llrc/workshops

Pima County Public Defender’s Office Free Weekly Walk-In Clinic: https://webcms.pima.gov/government/public_defender/ 

Law Clinic:

University of Arizona: https://law.arizona.edu/civil-rights-restoration-clinic 

Program Director: Andy Silverman; silverman@law.arizona.edu

Law Firm Free Consultations:

https://www.chaselawaz.com/civil-rights-restoration-1 

https://www.futurefirst.law/collateral-consequences/

https://www.navalawaz.com/articles-resources/restoring-your-rights-after-a-conviction-in-arizona