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 still have the right to vote.
If you are on parole or probation, live in a halfway house, or are on house arrest, 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.
The only time you may not vote is if you are currently incarcerated on a felony conviction. But once you are out of prison or jail, you must re-register to vote, even if you were previously registered. You re-gain the right to vote.
- View our “Voting Rights For People With Criminal Convictions” card. To order free cards, email [email protected]
- Want to help register jailed voters? View our Jail Voting Toolkit.