If you or someone you know has been convicted of a felony in Virginia or in a Federal court, then they need to have their rights restored before they can register to vote in Virginia.  At the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, we have been working with clients and organizations to help people get their rights restored.  Call us at (703) 573-6811 if you have any questions.

Recent changes to the policies for restoration of rights have made the process easier than ever before.  Those who have been convicted of most nonviolent felonies may now complete a form online for automatic restoration.

Those who have been convicted of certain more serious crimes must complete the Restoration of Civil Rights Application.
Please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for more information.

We can help you with obtaining the required documents, as well as completing and notarizing the Application for restoration.

Most Fairfax County Circuit Court records can be found in either the File Room in the Courthouse basement, or in the Archives at a separate location near the Courthouse.
File Room: (703) 246-4134
Circuit Court Records Building
4500 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-6656

Hotline for Restoration of Rights: Call (855) LET-VOTE (855) 538-8623 for free assistance

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For more details about the criteria for restoration of rights, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

Contact us at (703) 573-6811 or email for more information.

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