Map of State Criminal Disfranchisement Laws

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  • Alaska

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Alabama

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
  • Arkansas

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Arizona

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
  • California

    • People in prison and on parole cannot vote.
      All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
      People in prison and on parole cannot vote. All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
  • Colorado

    • People in prison and on parole cannot vote.
      All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
      People in prison and on parole cannot vote. All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
  • Connecticut

    • People in prison and on parole cannot vote.
      All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
      People in prison and on parole cannot vote. All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
  • District of Columbia

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Delaware

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Florida

    • All people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised
      All people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised
  • Georgia

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Hawaii

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Iowa

    • All people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised
      All people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised
  • Idaho

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Illinois

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Indiana

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Kansas

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Kentucky

    • All people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised
      All people with felony convictions are permanently disenfranchised
  • Louisiana

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Massachusetts

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Maryland

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Maine

    • Everyone has the right to vote.
      Everyone has the right to vote.
  • Michigan

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Minnesota

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Missouri

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Mississippi

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
  • Montana

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • North Carolina

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • North Dakota

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Nebraska

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • New Hampshire

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • New Jersey

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • New Mexico

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Nevada

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
  • New York

    • People in prison and on parole cannot vote.
      All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
      People in prison and on parole cannot vote. All other people with criminal convictions, including people on probation, can vote.
  • Ohio

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Oklahoma

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Oregon

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Pennsylvania

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Rhode Island

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • South Carolina

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • South Dakota

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Tennessee

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
  • Texas

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Utah

    • People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
      People in prison cannot vote. Everyone else can vote.
  • Virginia

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
  • Vermont

    • Everyone has the right to vote.
      Everyone has the right to vote.
  • Washington

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Wisconsin

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • West Virginia

    • People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote.
      People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
      People in prison, on parole and on probation cannot vote. People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.
  • Wyoming

    • Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.
      Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.

Voting Rights for People with Criminal Records

A patchwork of state felony disfranchisement laws, varying in severity from state to state, prevent approximately 5.85 million Americans with felony (and in several states misdemeanor) convictions from voting. Confusion about and misapplication of these laws de facto disenfranchise countless other Americans.

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