Restoration of Rights

Restoration of Civil Rights


In Virginia, any person convicted of a felony is stripped of certain civil rights forever. New Virginia residents who have not restored their civil rights in the state of their conviction(s) also are stripped of their rights.

Rights Lost


Those civil rights include:
  • The right to vote
  • To run for and hold public office
  • To serve on juries
  • To serve as a notary public
These rights, however, can be restored through an appeal to the Governor of Virginia.

For more information view the Virginia’s Rights of Restoration process page.