Missouri 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 Missouri

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.

You lose the right to vote while incarcerated if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Missouri. Otherwise, your voting rights are not permanently affected. Once released, you can register to vote as normal.

Individuals convicted of misdemeanors related to voting only become eligible to vote if they are pardoned by the governor and the election authority determines they are eligible to vote.

Felony convictions in Missouri

You lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a felony. You can't vote while incarcerated, while on probation, or while on parole. Your right to vote is automatically restored once you complete your full sentence.

Individuals convicted of felonies related to voting only become eligible to vote if they are pardoned by the governor and the election authority determines they are eligible to vote.

Next steps for restoring voting rights in Missouri

If your sentence is completed, including parole or probation, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.

 

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.