Voting Rights Restoration

Can felons vote? Can prisoners vote in jail?
Voting and 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.

Select your state or territory to find out your status, and what the next steps are if your voting rights have been suspended.

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 pages linked above is accurate and up-to-date to the best of our knowledge. However, as state law is constantly changing, the information in this guide is also subject to change. We have provided this information in good faith, but make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness thereof.