If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, you have the right to vote, even if you are incarcerated.
If you have been arrested for a felony, but have not been convicted, you have the right to vote.
If you live in a halfway house, are on house arrest or any other sort of correctional control that does not involve a jail term, you have the right to vote.
If you are on parole, or probation for a felony that does not involve a jail term, you have the right to vote.
If you have been convicted of a felony, you may not vote while incarcerated. Once you are out of prison or jail, you must re-register to vote, even if you were previously registered.
Barriers to voter registration prevent people from getting to the polls. Ohio’s new online voter registration page makes it easier than ever to have your voice heard.
- Voting With a Criminal Conviction Fact Sheet
- “Voting Rights For People With Criminal Convictions” Card.
- Jail Voting Toolkit
- Problems voting? Fill out our Voter Complaint Form.