Misdemeanor convictions in Alaska
Can prisoners vote in jail? Generally, yes.
You do not lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Alaska, even while incarcerated. 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 conviction not of moral turpitude in Alaska
Can felons vote in Alaska? In some cases, yes.
You do not lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a felony that is not a “crime of moral turpitude”. You can register and vote as normal if on probation or parole for a felony not of moral turpitude.
If you are incarcerated for a felony that is not of moral turpitude you should check voter registration status, register to vote if necessary, and request an absentee ballot from office administrators at your complex.
Felony conviction of moral turpitude in Alaska
You lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a felony of moral turpitude. You can't vote while incarcerated, while on probation, or while on parole.
Common felonies of moral turpitude include: murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, robbery, arson, burglary, theft, forgery, endangering the welfare of a minor, riot, criminal mischief, misconduct involving a controlled substance, and distribution or possession of child pornography
This is not a complete list of felonies of moral turpitude. If you are unsure if your conviction qualifies as a felony of moral turpitude, call or have a friend or family member call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for assistance.
Next steps for restoring voting rights in Alaska
If you were convicted of a felony of moral turpitude and have completed your sentence, including probation or parole, you must get documentation of completion from your probation or parole officer. Provide the documentation to the Division of Elections and then register to vote.
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