Criminal Justice

Disenfranchised Through Misinformation: Voting for People with Criminal Convictions

04.26.17

While Ohioans cannot vote while incarcerated for a felony conviction, people who have been convicted of a felony can vote after they are released, and people convicted of a misdemeanor or awaiting trial can cast absentee ballots while in jail. Many are not aware of voting rights for people with criminal convictions. With thousands of Ohioans released from prison or jail, placed on probation, parole, or in a halfway house every year, it is critical to educate Ohioans on their voting rights.

 


Posted to Criminal Justice, Voting Rights, General Civil Liberties