Voting Rights

Voting Rights Clinic
The Shelby County Public Defender hosts a Voting Rights Clinic from January 13-17, with support from U.Illinois College of Law.

The Law Offices of the Shelby County Public Defender will host its first-ever Voting Rights Clinic from January 13-17, 2014. If you have a felony record and would like to sign up to have your voting rights restored, you can call 901-222-2925 to register. The sign-up period lasts from December 2nd to December 13th.

Hearings will be held at 9:00am Wednesday, January 15. Clients must register in advance and complete the application process before they will receive a hearing.

Eligible clients must (1) have served out the maximum imposed sentence for their convictions, including any probation and parole, and (2) have a witness who will testify to their trustworthiness and good standing in the community.

There is a $163.50 filing fee for this procedure. Clients with no or very low income may be eligible to have their filing fee paid by the Public Defender’s Office.

This project is co-sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law, who will provide law student volunteers and technical assistance for a week of service.

For media inquries, contact Josh Spickler at josh.spickler@shelbycountytn.gov. To volunteer as an attorney, paralegal, or law student, contact Chris Martin at chris.martin@shelbycountytn.gov.

You can also help us find eligible clients by sharing these flyers: 

Voter Restoration Flyer

Voter Restoration Handouts

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