Voting Rights Restoration

Voting Rights Restoration


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'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 American Samoa Arkansas Alabama Iowa
Maine California Georgia Alaska Virginia
Puerto Rico Colorado Idaho Arizona  
Vermont Connecticut Kansas Delaware  
  Guam Louisiana Florida  
  Hawaii Minnesota Kentucky  
  Illinois Missouri Mississippi  
  Indiana Nebraska Tennessee  
  Maryland New Mexico Wyoming  
  Massachusetts North Carolina    
  Michigan Northern Marianas Islands    
  Montana Oklahoma    
  Nevada South Carolina    
  New Hampshire South Dakota    
  New Jersey Texas    
  North Dakota US Virgin Islands    
  New York West Virginia    
  Ohio 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.