Common voter questions about the 2020 election

Voting with a criminal record

What voting rights does a person with a criminal record have? Essentially the same voting rights as a person without a criminal record. If you are in pretrial detention, on probation or parole, or are set to be released from incarceration by Election Day, you have the right to vote. The only exception to the right to vote for those with a criminal record is for people who are currently incarcerated due to a felony conviction — those individuals may not vote.

Other common questions

Can I take a selfie inside my voting booth? The law is unclear. But just to be safe, if you do take a selfie to post on social media, do not include a picture of your ballot.

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