Title 20A Chapter 2 Section 101.5

Election Code
Voter Registration
Section 101.5
Convicted felons -- Restoration of right to vote and right to hold office.

            

20A-2-101.5.   Convicted felons -- Restoration of right to vote and right to hold office.

            (1) As used in this section, "convicted felon" means a person convicted of a felony in any state or federal court of the United States.

            (2) Each convicted felon's right to register to vote and to vote in an election is restored when:

            (a) the felon is sentenced to probation;

            (b) the felon is granted parole; or

            (c) the felon has successfully completed the term of incarceration to which the felon was sentenced.

            (3) Except as provided by Subsection (4), a convicted felon's right to hold elective office is restored when:

            (a) all of the felon's felony convictions have been expunged; or

            (b) (i) 10 years have passed since the date of the felon's most recent felony conviction;

            (ii) the felon has paid all court-ordered restitution and fines; and

            (iii) for each felony conviction that has not been expunged, the felon has:

            (A) completed probation in relation to the felony;

            (B) been granted parole in relation to the felony; or

            (C) successfully completed the term of incarceration associated with the felony.

            (4) An individual who has been convicted of a grievous sexual offense, as defined in Section 76-1-601, against a child, may not hold the office of State Board of Education member or local school board member.


Amended by Chapter 263, 2013 General Session