[Rushtalk] Felon Voting Rights by State - Exoffenders

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Tue May 3 12:01:48 MDT 2016


Interesting a republican hating pinko found this in her desire to bash
Trump for his apparent mistake regarding restoring some freedom to
felons.    



 

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Here is our list of felon voting rights laws by state. We try to update
this information when a law regarding ex-offenders voting rights
changes. In order to keep this current, if you see any inaccuracies,
please contact us and let us know.


A lot of the states have common laws. There are some that are unique
though. For these states, we have included a source. The source
sometimes give more detail on the law. It will also be added to support
our description. We hope this can clear up any problems with a state. In
the near future, all states will have a source.

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Felon Voting Rights for U.S. States

 

Alabama – Felon voting rights can be restored once the full sentence is
complete. This has to be applied for. Those who were convicted of
treason and impeachment are ineligible. (Source: Alabama 1975 Section
17-3-31)

Alaska – Voting rights of returning citizens are restored after full
sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Arizona – Automatically restored if there is only have one felony.
Rights are restored after finishing all parts of the sentence. This
includes probation, parole, and a prison term. (Source: A.R.S. § 13-912)
For multiple felonies, a petition to the court must be done. This
petition must be done with the court that sentenced the ex-offender.
(Source: A.R.S. § 13-905 and A.R.S. § 13-906)

Arkansas – Voting rights for felons are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

California – Voting rights are restored after parole is completed and no
longer incarcerated.

Colorado – Voting rights are restored after parole is completed and no
longer incarcerated.

Connecticut – Voting rights are restored after parole is completed and
no longer incarcerated.

District of Columbia – Voting rights are restored after prison term is
completed.

Delaware – Voting rights can be restored after everything is completed.
This includes parole, probation, and prison term. Delaware recently
removed the 5 year waiting period. (Source: 146th General Assembly –
House Bill 9)

Florida -Must apply for clemency. A person must also wait 5 or 7 years.
The amount of time depends a few things. For more info please read
through the source provided. (Source: Wikipedia)

Georgia – Felon voting rights are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Hawaii – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.


 

Idaho – An ex-offender’s right to vote is restored after full sentence
is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Illinois – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.

Indiana – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.

Iowa – The full sentence must be fulfilled. This includes probation,
parole, and prison. All fines and restoration must be paid too. After
these requirements are met, a person can then apply for the right to
vote. (Source: Executive Order 70)

Kansas – Felon voting rights are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Kentucky – The governor is the only one who can restore voting rights.
The ex-offender must complete an application. This can be found here.
must be completed. It is up to the governor to accept or deny the
application. (Source: KY Constitution Section 145)

Louisiana – Felon voting rights are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Maine – There is no loss of rights. Voting can be done via absentee
ballot even while in jail.

Maryland – Returning citizens will have their rights restored after full
sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Massachusetts – Voting rights are restored after prison term is
completed.

Michigan – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.

Minnesota – Voting rights of the returning citizen are restored after
full sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Mississippi – People with specific crime lose their rights. A list of
these crimes is in the source. Please look at Section 241 on that page.
” These people must be pardoned by the governor. People with other
crimes do not lose their right. These people can vote even while in
jail. (Source: State Constitution: Section 241)

Missouri – The right to vote for ex-offenders is restored after full
sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Montana – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.

Nebraska – An ex-offender’s right to vote is restored after full
sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Nevada – Non-violent and first time offenders rights are restored after
their sentence is complete. This includes parole, probation, and prison.
Others have to submit a petition. (Source: NRS 213.090)

New Hampshire – Voting rights are restored after prison term is
completed.

New Jersey –  After full sentence is complete, ex-offender’s voting
rights are restored. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

New Mexico – Voting rights for ex-offenders are restored after full
sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

New York – Voting rights are restored after parole is completed and no
longer incarcerated.

North Carolina – Returning citizens voting rights are restored after
full sentence is complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

North Dakota – Voting rights are restored after prison term is
completed.

Ohio – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.

Oklahoma – Felon voting rights are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Oregon – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.


 

Pennsylvania – Voting rights are restored after prison term is
completed.

Rhode Island – Voting rights are restored after prison term is
completed.

South Carolina – The right to vote is restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

South Dakota – The right to vote is restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Tennessee – If the crime was murder, rape, treason, or voting fraud, the
ex-offender must be pardoned. A pardon is the only way for their rights
to be restored. For ex-offenders without these crimes, they must
complete their sentence. This includes probation, parole, and prison.
Also, they must pay any restitution, fines, and child support due. Once
done, an ex-offender can get a court order restoring their right.
(Source: Public Chapter 860 AND 2-2-139)

Texas – Previously incarcerated individuals have their voting
rights restored after full sentence is complete. This includes
probation, parole, and prison.

Utah – Voting rights are restored after prison term is completed.

Vermont – There is no loss of rights. Voting can be done via absentee
ballot even while in jail.

Virginia – Non-violent offenders rights are restored after sentence is
finished. This includes parole, probation, and prison. For those with
violent and more serious offenses, an appeal must be submitted. This
appeal is to the governor, and must be done 5 or more years after
finishing the sentence.

Washington – Felon voting rights are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

West Virginia – Felon voting rights are restored after full sentence is
complete. This includes probation, parole, and prison.

Wisconsin – Voting rights are restored after full sentence is complete.
This includes probation, parole, and jail.

Wyoming – Must apply to the governor to have rights restored. This can
be done after the sentence is finished. This includes prison, parole,
and probation. First time and non-violent offenders must wait 5 years.
Restoration is up to the parole board. (Source: Restoration of Civil
Rights)

https://exoffenders.net/felon-voting-rights/


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