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  • New Restoration of Rights Procedure from Gov. McAuliffe

    New Restoration of Rights Procedure from Gov. McAuliffe

    On August 22, 2016 Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced new plans for restoration of rights for returning citizens after the Virgin

  • Voting Rights Restoration Efforts in Virginia

    Voting Rights Restoration Efforts in Virginia

    Virginia is one of four states whose constitution permanently disenfranchises citizens with past felony convictions, but gran

  • Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to 200,000 Citizens

    Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to 200,000 Citizens

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced an executive action today that will restore voting rights to approximately 200,00

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 01:38

We Can Change the Future - But Only If We Vote

In 2014, Virginia ranked 31st in the nation, with 36.6 percent of citizen voting age population (CVAP) casting ballots. Leading state Maine had the highest turnout in 2014, with 59.2 percent of CVAP casting ballots. Virginia had a higher voting rate than Tennessee (29.5%), but was lower than both North Carolina (40.9%) and Maryland (41.6%). Average voter turnout in the nation in 2014 was 36.4 percent.

Turnout rates in Virginia’s regions are available for the 2014 national elections using a voting age population (VAP) measure that includes all residents of voting age, rather than just citizens. The Eastern region had the highest VAP turnout rate at 38.5 percent, followed by the Central region at 37.1 percent. The lowest turnout rate was in the Southwest region (29.1%). Total Virginia VAP turnout in 2014 was 33.9 percent, slightly above the national VAP rate of 33.0 percent.

In 2016 there are 5.8 million citizens who have lost their right to vote due to a past felony conviction; prior to April 2016 450,000 of those citizens lived in Virginia.

On April 22nd Governor Terry McAuliffe took the unprecedented step of issuing an Executive Order to restore voting rights to all "returning citizens" who had completed probation and parole. This was the first time that no preference was shown for violent vs. non-violent crimes and we applaud Governor McAuliffe for recognizing that when a person completes the sentence handed down by the court then the punishment must end and full citizenship rights and responsibilities must resume.

Our goal is to help register the 196,000 returning citizens along with all other unregistered, potential Virginia voters.

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After you complete this training, you will need to sign an affadavit with the Virginia Department of Elections to be certified to register voters in Virginia.