Restoration of Civil Rights FAQ
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Election Center Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Election Center
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 2
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Restoration of Civil Rights FAQ
Q: How do I know if my rights have been restored?
A: If you are unsure if your rights have been restored, please contact your parole officer or the Division of Probation & Parole in Frankfort at (502) 564-4221.
Q: How do I get pardoned by the Governor’s office?
A: You must first submit an Application for Restoration of Civil Rights. You can find that application online at 
Q: What must I do in order to vote?
A: If your rights have been restored, you must provide a copy of the Restoration of Civil Rights pardon by the Governor’s office (it has the gold seal) along with a new voter registration card to register to vote.
Q: What if I’ve mailed my application, but haven’t gotten anything back?
A:If you mailed your application you must contact the Division of Probation & Parole at (502) 564-4221 for the status of your request.
Q: What if my record has been expunged?
A: If your record has been expunged our office must have a copy of the court signed expungement, along with a new voter registration card to vote.
*Please note that the Madison County Clerk’s Office is not affiliated with the Division of Probation & Parole. Madison County Clerk’s Office does not have the authority to restore Civil Rights.

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2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



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