Return My Vote

Return My Vote is a partnership between faculty and students at the University of Alabama and Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) dedicated to helping restore the voting rights of every Alabama citizen who has lost their voting rights due to a felony conviction.  At RMV, we believe that true democracies prize the voices of each of their citizens through the franchise.  By offering free virtual and in-person counseling services to address every question one may have about voting rights restoration in Alabama, at every single stage of the restoration process, we seek to uplift these democratic values and ensure that every voice is heard.

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Voting in Alabama

Voter eligibility policies in Alabama can be confusing and difficult to navigate, especially for those who have lost their voting rights due to a felony conviction. We have the resources you need to determine your eligibility and if necessary, help you get your right to vote restored.

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News and Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events
August 7, 2023

Check Out This Bitter Southerner Article Featuring RMV’s Own Maddie Minkoff!

Read this article featuring our team member, Maddie Minkoff, and other members of her E Pluribus Unum youth cohort. It highlights some of the great work these young changemakers are…
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August 3, 2023

Restoring Voting Rights through a Texting Campaign

Written by RMV Intern Shanaya Daughtrey On Feb. 22, 2022, Greater Birmingham Ministries filed a lawsuit against Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill because his office refused to provide the…
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October 22, 2022

Federal court sides with Greater Birmingham Ministries and orders Alabama Secretary of State to turn over voting records

A federal judge in Montgomery ruled last week that Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill must turn over records of purged voters and of former felons denied the right to…

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