Ex-Offender Voting Rights

Voting After Criminal Convictions


If you've been convicted and lost your voting rights, you can restore your right to vote in every state! Most states temporarily revoke the right to vote for some criminal convictions, so it is important to check your status if you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction.

Click on your state or territory to find out your status, or what the next steps are if your voting rights have been suspended.


States where you can always vote, even from prison States where you can vote once you're released from prison States where you can vote once you finish parole (i.e. you can vote on probation) States where you can vote once you've finished your full sentence States that treat different crimes differently States where you need a pardon from the Governor to vote
Vermont Colorado California Alaska Alabama Iowa
Maine District of Columbia Connecticut Arkansas Arizona Kentucky
  Hawaii South Dakota Georgia Delaware Virginia
  Illinois   Idaho Florida  
  Indiana   Kansas Mississippi  
  Maryland   Louisiana Nebraska  
  Massachusetts   Minnesota Tennessee  
  Michigan   Missouri Wyoming  
  Montana   New Mexico    
  Nevada   North Carolina    
  New Hampshire   Oklahoma    
  New Jersey   South Carolina    
  North Dakota   Texas    
  New York   Washington    
  Ohio   West Virginia    
  Oregon   Wisconsin    
  Rhode Island        

Note: For every state that revokes the right to vote for people convicted of a felony, you need to re-register once your right to vote has been restored (except for North Dakota, which automatically registers all eligible voters)


Disclaimer: The information provided above and in the pages linked above is accurate and up-to-date, to the best of our knowledge.  However, as state law is constantly changing, this information is also subject to change with little to no notice. The information is provided in good faith, but we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness thereof.