Felons - Restoration of Rights

Article 4,   2 of the Tennessee Constitution provides that the Tennessee legislature may deny the right to vote to persons convicted of "infamous" crimes.  Pursuant to this provision in the Tennessee Constitution, the Tennessee legislature has excluded individuals convicted of various felonies from the right of suffrage.

However, the legislature has also established conditions and procedures through which individuals who have lost their voting rights may regain them.  The manner in which a person may restore a lost voting right depends upon the crime committed, and the year in which the conviction occurred.

Restoration of Voting Rights Form

More Information:

Felony Conviction After May 18, 1981

Felony Conviction Between January 15, 1973 and May 17, 1981

Felony Conviction Prior to January 15, 1973