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Chapter 561

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  561.026.  Disqualification from voting and jury service. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law except for section 610.140, a person who is convicted:

  (1)  Of any offense shall be disqualified from registering and voting in any election under the laws of this state while confined under a sentence of imprisonment;

  (2)  Of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage shall be forever disqualified from registering and voting;

  (3)  Of any felony shall be forever disqualified from serving as a juror.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1600, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1647, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

(1987) This disqualification together with others in Missouri law means that Missouri has not substantially preserved or restored the civil rights of former felons for the purpose of permitting possession of a firearm by the felon pursuant to federal law. United States v. Presley, 667 F.Supp. 678 (W.D. Mo.).

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