Restore Your Vote: I have a felony conviction. Can I vote?
Many people wonder "can a convicted felon vote?" and assume the laws have restricted their rights. But that’s not true! While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to people after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 17 million Americans with past convictions can vote RIGHT NOW – they just don’t know it – because the felony disenfranchisement laws in every state can be confusing.
With the help of this website, you will no longer have to wonder whether you have the right to vote and will no longer have to ask, "Can I restore my right to vote?" You can answer the key questions below about your conviction(s) and determine if you are eligible to vote right now, or eligible to go through the process to restore your right to vote.
Please know that using this website is completely anonymous. We do not capture any information about you.
Rodney Lofton learned that his convictions did not prevent him from registering to vote. "Before, I could watch – but I felt removed – I could not have any impact. One vote could change the outcome, you never know."
We're here to help.
If you have trouble using this tool, or have a question about your convictions, please:
Call (202) 857-0314
or Email RestoreYourVote@campaignlegal.org
If you have issues or questions when trying to vote on Election Day, call 866-OUR-VOTE.
This website was developed by Campaign Legal Center, an organization of attorneys working in Washington, D.C. seeking to ensure that every eligible voter has access to the ballot. Learn more about us at CampaignLegal.org and our work to protect the right to vote.
CLC is working in partnership on this project with the Democracy Initiative Education Fund, a network of 69 civil rights, environmental, labor and civic organizations formed to restore the core principles of democracy and political equality. Learn more about Democracy Initiative Education Fund.
We have researched the laws in every state to help you understand your voting rights by state. But this toolkit is not an offer of legal services or legal advice. The website serves to provide the best information available to make rights restoration accessible for citizens with felony convictions. We do not guarantee that by following these steps that your voting rights will be restored; that power ultimately rests with state authorities. Also, restoration of rights processes can be complicated and unclear in some states.
If you find an error or have more information to share about the process in your state, please email RestoreYourVote@campaignlegal.org.
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