Ex-Offender Voting Rights

Voting After Criminal Convictions

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States can be generally grouped into five categories as follows.  Click on an individual state to find out more!

States where you can always vote:

Maine

Puerto Rico

Vermont

States where you can vote immediately after you get out of prison (while on parole/probation): 

Colorado

District of Columbia

Guam

Hawai'i

Illinois

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Utah

States where you can vote only after you finish parole (while on probation):

California

Connecticut

South Dakota

States where you can vote only after you finish all parole/probation:

Alaska

Arkansas

Georgia

Idaho

Kansas

Louisiana

Minnesota

Missouri

New Mexico

North Carolina

Northern Mariana Islands

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

States that have unusual rules around felon voting:

Alabama

American Samoa

Arizona

Delaware

Florida

Mississippi

Nebraska

Tennessee

Wyoming

States that permanently revoke the right to vote and make ex-offenders apply to have their rights restored on an individual case-by-case basis:

Iowa

Kentucky

Virginia

 

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.