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
District of Columbia Colorado California Alaska Alabama Iowa
Maine Hawaii Connecticut Arkansas Arizona Kentucky
Puerto Rico Illinois South Dakota Georgia Delaware Virginia
Vermont Indiana   Idaho Florida  
  Maryland   Kansas Mississippi  
  Massachusetts   Louisiana Nebraska  
  Michigan   Minnesota Tennessee  
  Montana   Missouri Wyoming  
  Nevada   New Mexico    
  New Hampshire   North Carolina    
  New Jersey   Oklahoma    
  North Dakota   South Carolina    
  New York   Texas    
  Ohio   Washington    
  Oregon   West Virginia    
  Pennsylvania   Wisconsin    
  Rhode Island        
  Utah        
           


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.