Alaska, which became the 49th state in the US, on January 3, 1959, is home to the highest point in the country, Mt. McKinley. The mountain rises just over 20,000 feet or almost 6,200 meters above sea level. Bordering Canada, the northern state’s major industry is oil and petroleum. The name of Alaska comes from the Aleut Indian word, agunalaksh or alaxsxaq, which means shore or mainland. While the largest city is Anchorage, the capital of the state is Juneau. Alaska can make the claim as being the largest state in the US.
The nickname of the state is “The Last Frontier,” and the state song is “Alaska’ Flag. The motto for the state “North to the Future,” reminds felons about their rights after leaving the prison system, one of which is the right to vote. Alaska gives back felons their right to vote after they have made full restitution.
Typically, voting rights are reinstated after a felon has served his time and completed parole or probation. In Article V, Section 2, the state Constitution states, per Alaska Statue 15.05.030, that felons involved of a crime involving moral turpitude lose their right to voice while under sentence, or when incarcerated or on probation or parole. Rights are restored after the entire sentence and probation and parole have been completed.
Offences Considered Crimes of Moral Turpitude (CMTs)
Specific offenses that are considered to be crimes of moral turpitude (CMT) are –
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter, in some instances
- Spousal abuse
- Child Abuse
- Aggravated assault
- Animal fighting
Felon Voting Law in Alaska
After a felon completes his sentence, he is allowed to vote, provided he has also completed the parole and probation segments for restitution. Unlike other states, where restoration of voting rights may include a specific appeal to an office in the state, the felon only needs to register again with the Division of Elections. You can obtain general details by clicking this link.
How a Felon in Alaska Can Restore Their Voting Rights
If you are no longer serving a sentence and have received an unconditional discharge from supervision of the Department of Corrections, you only need to complete the Voter Registration for the state to reinstate your rights.
In turn, the Alaska Division of Elections must receive proof from someone supervising the discharge of your incarceration. If you have not received discharge papers or a letter to this effect, you need to contact your parole or probation office to complete the form for submittal with your application to vote. Click on this link for further details.
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