Misdemeanor convictions in North Dakota
Can prisoners vote in jail? Generally, yes.
You do not lose the right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in North Dakota. 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 in North Dakota
Can felons vote in North Dakota?
You lose the right to vote while incarcerated if you are convicted of a felony. If you are on parole, probation, or have fully completed your sentence, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.
Next steps for restoring voting rights in North Dakota
If your sentence is completed, you may register to vote and cast a ballot, even if you are on parole or probation.
(Note: North Dakota automatically registers all eligible voters, so you may only need to check your registration status.)
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