If I was convicted of a felony but after the completion of my probation the conviction was removed from my record, can I now vote?

Asked on July 21, 2014 under Criminal Law, Tennessee


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I understand that the state of Tennessee now has a law that allows those convicted of a felony to expunge their criminal records.  It is available only for those with certain types of convictions and only one conviction. But I am worried with your question because I believe that the law requires that you wait 5 years after conviction to apply.  It is not automatic after completion of probation. So I would really double check this if I were you. And not all felony convictions result in a loss of the right to vote so you need to check on that too. 

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