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Louisiana Vetoes Voting Rights for Convicted Felons

Louisiana lawmakers veto an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole.


Can a Convicted Felon Vote in the Presidential Election?

Whether or not a person convicted of felony can vote depends on their state of residence. Vermont and Maine allow convicted felons to vote via absentee ballot while incarcerated. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia allow a person convicted of a felony to vote only after they complete their period of incarceration.  These include: District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Utah. Twenty four states allow convicted felons to vote after they have completed their period of more ยป