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Is Social Security the place to go to have voting rights

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Is Social Security the place to go to have voting rights restored?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 10 months ago.
What state are you located, and why was the right taken away?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
North Carolina, felony DUI
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Habitual).. incarcerated for one year, 3 yr probation
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My pc timed out and I cannot see your answer!
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Please respond as quickly as possible
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 10 months ago.
In North Carolina you can obtain a certificate-of-relief to restore your voting rights. You can obtain a certificate if you have been convicted of no more than two Class G, H, or I felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions of any class in one session of court. Under the law of NC a certificate to be obtained for up to two convictions for any combination of the permissible convictions.
After you completed all the terms of your sentence (including parole, probation, and post-release supervision), you do not have to do anything to have your citizenship rights restored. Those rights are automatically restored (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 13-1). Registering to vote, again or for the first time, is all you will need to do before voting in the county where you reside after your discharge.
Many times there are potential difficulties with registering and voting, which is why you should get the Certificate of Restoration of Forfeited Rights of Citizenship from your releasing officer.
I hope this helps.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I understand what you are saying, however I am still unclear on whether those rights can be restored at the county SS office. I do not want to wait until July (end of probation) to vote.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I would like to vote in the Democratic primary if at all possible.
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 10 months ago.
You still have to re-register to vote in your county, to vote in the current primary.
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 10 months ago.
Call your county board of election or register online at www.ncsbe.gov