Connecticut Ex-Offender Voting Rights

In all states, it's a felony to vote if your voting rights are currently revoked. If you are uncertain about your status from the information provided on this page, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for more information.

Misdemeanor convictions in Connecticut

You do not lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Connecticut. If you are incarcerated for a misdemeanor you should check voter registration status, register to vote if necessary, and request an absentee ballot from office administrators at your complex.

You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.

Felony convictions in Connecticut

You lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a felony. You can't vote while incarcerated or while on parole. If you were convicted and incarcerated by the State of Connecticut, your right to vote is automatically restored once you complete your sentence or are on probation.

If you were convicted and incarcerated by another state or federal court, you can not vote until the following conditions are met:

  • You have completed your sentence for a felony, including probation or parole.
  • Paid all of the fines ordered at the time of conviction. Post-conviction fees do not count towards this requirement.

 

Next steps for restoring voting rights in Connecticut

If convicted by the State of Connecticut and you have completed your sentence or are on probation, register to vote.

If convicted by another State or by a Federal Court and you have completed your sentence, including probation or parole, AND paid all fines ordered at the time of conviction, you may register to vote.

 

Helpful U.S. Vote Foundation Resources

Click here for help with: 

  • Registering to vote

  • Requesting an absentee ballot

  • Requesting a mail-in ballot

Click here for help with finding your Election Official.