Most states have provided grace for those with Felonies on their record to give them a chance to vote!
This is a short up-to-date state guide to voting for ex-offenders. (For more go to: http://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-as-an-ex-offender/.)
*Voting rights retained while incarcerated for a felony conviction in:
Maine and Vermont.
*Voting rights restored automatically upon release from prison in:
The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Utah.
*Voting rights restored automatically once released from prison and discharged from parole (probationers can vote) in:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, and New York.
*Voting rights restored automatically upon completion of sentence, including prison, parole, and probation in:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
*Voting rights restoration is dependent on the type of conviction and/or the outcome of an individual petition or application to the government in:
Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
*Voting rights can ONLY be restored through an individual petition or application to the government in:
Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, and Virginia
More info about voting as an “ex-offender” at:http://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-as-an-ex-offender/
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