Prison voting.

The National Conference of State Legislators provides the following information on felons and voting rights:

  • Felons do not lose their right to vote while incarceration in two states: Maine and Vermont.
  • Felons lose their voting rights only while incarcerated in 14 states and the District of Columbia with restoration of those rights upon release.
  • Felons in 22 states lose their voting rights while on probation, incarcerated, and on parole. Their voting rights are restored after complete servitude of sentence.
  • Felons in 12 states lose indefinitely their voting rights following conviction of certain offenses. Felon voting rights in these states can be restored through a governor’s pardon.
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