Your Right to Vote

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Let Me Vote

If you have been convicted of a crime, you still have the right to vote.

  • 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 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. You have the right to vote.
  • If you live in a halfway house, are on parole, probation, house arrest or any other sort of correctional control, you have the right to vote.

You are eligible to vote in Ohio:

  • If you are a citizen of the United States;
  • If you will be 18 on or before the day of the election in which you plan to vote;
  • If you have been a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election for which you are registering;
  • If you have not been declared incompetent to vote by a probate court;
  • If you are not currently incarcerated for a felony in any state;
  • If you have not permanently lost your voting rights due to violation of election laws, and;
  • If you have registered to vote.