Voting Rights

Persons with a criminal history who can register to vote:
  • In county jail: 
    • serving a misdemeanor sentence (a misdemeanor never affects your right to vote)
    • Because jail time is a condition of probation (misdemeanor or felony)
    • Serving a felony jail sentence
    • Awaiting trial
  • On parole
  • On probation
  • On mandatory supervision
  • On post-release community supervision
  • On federal supervised release
  • A person with a juvenile wardship adjudication

Persons with a criminal history who cannot register and vote: 
Currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony in:
  • State prison
  • Federal prison
  • County jail or other correctional facility*

NOTE: Once you have finished serving your term, your right to vote is restored; however, you must register online at or by filling out a paper voter registration card.