Felony Voting Rights

Felony Voting Rights

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Felony Voting Rights In Tennessee

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Alabama

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while they are incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. The ability for voting rights to be restored are bases on the type of conviction: some individuals may apply to have their voting rights restored immediately after completing their full sentence, but those convicted of certain felony offenses–such as murder, rape, incest, sexual crimes against children, and treason–are not eligible for re-enfranchisement.

Alaska

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. All Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Arizona

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. If convicted of just one felony, voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. However, if convicted of multiple felonies, the right to vote can only be restored through a judge or if pardoned. All Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Arkansas

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

California

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Colorado

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and even on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Connecticut

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and even on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Delaware

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Some ex-felons can regain the right to vote immediately after completion of their full sentence and the payment of fines and fees. However, people convicted of certain felonies–such as murder, manslaughter, bribery or public corruption, and sex offenses–are barred from voting unless they receive a formal pardon from the governor.

District of Columbia

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Florida

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights restoration is really dependent on the type of conviction: many can apply to the clemency board five years after completing their sentence, but others convicted of certain felonies—such as assault, murder, drug, child abuse, trafficking, and arson—also Ex-offenders with felonies are subject to a 7 year waiting period.

Georgia

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while they’re incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Hawaii

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people even on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Idaho

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Illinois

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Indiana

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people even on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Iowa

Individuals whom are whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. You have to complete all terms of their sentence, ex-offenders must also pay all outstanding restitution to the court. Once this is complete, individuals convicted of a felony can apply to have those voting rights restored—Note: This can only be done through the governor or the president of the United States of America.

Kansas

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon the completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Kentucky

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. The right to vote can only be restored by Governor Approval with an application for an executive pardon once an individual has completed their sentence.

Louisiana

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon the completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Maine

The right to vote is never taken away from individuals convicted of felony, even while incarcerated.

Maryland

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Massachusetts

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or  even probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Michigan

Individuals whom are  incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

 

Minnesota

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all assigned and supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Mississippi

Only individuals convicted of one of 21 specific felony crimes lose the right to vote. All others retain their voting rights, even while incarcerated.

Missouri

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Montana

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Nebraska

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored 2 years after the completion of all supervised release (with the exception of treason). Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Nevada

Voting rights are restored automatically after the  sentence completion if convicted of a non-violent felony. However, individuals convicted of a violent felony as well as all second-time felony offenders (both violent and non-violent) thus can only have their rights restored by the court in which they were initially convicted.

New Hampshire

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

New Jersey

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

New Mexico

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

New York

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and even people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

North Carolina

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

North Dakota

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Ohio

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or even probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Oklahoma

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Oregon

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Pennsylvania

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people even on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Rhode Island

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

South Carolina

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

South Dakota

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Convicted felons also must serve their full term of incarceration, parole, and even probation before they can register to vote.  Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Tennessee

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. If an individual is convicted of a felony in 1981 (felony related crimes such as murder, rape, treason and voter fraud) can and may apply to the Board of Probation and Parole to have their voting rights restored once their sentence is completed.

Texas

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights are normally automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Utah

Individuals whom are incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and even people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Vermont

In The state of Vermont the right to vote is never taken away from individuals convicted of a felony, even while incarcerated.

Virginia

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison for non-violent felons. The ability to vote is restored to all non-violent felons who have completed their term of incarceration and all probation or parole; have paid all court costs, fines, and any restitution as well as have no pending felony charges.

Washington

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Individuals Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all assigned and supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

West Virginia

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Wisconsin

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should use due diligence and re-register to vote.

Wyoming

Individuals whom are convicted of a felony are thus ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or even on probation. Voting rights restoration is also dependent on the type of felony conviction.