2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 561 - Collateral Consequences of Conviction
Section 561.026 Disqualification from voting and jury service.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 561.026 (2018)

Effective 01 Jan 2017, see footnote


Chapter 561

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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