Guide to State Voting Rules That Apply After a Criminal Conviction

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This guide from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division is designed to help people with criminal convictions understand how the state-by-state rules about voting after a criminal conviction could apply to them.

It provides a straightforward breakdown of each state's current policies as well as state-based resources related to voting rights and criminal records.

The guide walks readers through a series of questions to help them understand how each state’s laws work. It also provides information about how to reach officials in a particular state if someone wants to register to vote or if they have additional questions.

View the guide (PDF)