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. For more information visit our website and our Facebook page.

Return My Vote in the News

Return My Vote Launch, May 2022 (WBRC, Birmingham News)

Alabama isn’t telling 300K people their voting rights have been restored (Reckon interviews with Dori Miles and Maddie Minkoff of RMV)

Federal court orders Alabama Secretary of State to turn over voting records (Lists provided through lawsuit provide basis for Campaign Legal Center & RMV texting campaign.)

Florida’s Voter Fraud Arrests Are Scaring Away Formerly Incarcerated Voters (The Marshall Project, includes coverage of RMV texting campaign)


Dori Miles, Voting Rights Restoration Volunteer, Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) 

Richard Fording, University of Alabama 

Tari Williams, Organizing Director, Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) 

Advisory Board

Blair Bowie, Campaign Legal Center

JaiGregory Clarke, Faith in Action Alabama

Olivia Davis, University of Alabama College of Law (Student)

Sydney Duncan, Birmingham Aids Outreach

Stephanie Hicks, Restorative Strategies, LLC

Maddie Minkoff, University of Alabama and UA Vote Everywhere (Student)

Sam Robson, University of Alabama and UA Vote Everywhere (Student)

Dana Sweeney, Alabama Appleseed

John Paul Taylor, Southern Poverty Law Center