- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

States use a variety of approaches to deal with the issue of restoring voting rights to felons.

VOTING RIGHTS NOT TAKEN AWAY (PRISONERS MAY VOTE):

_Maine

_Vermont

VOTING RIGHTS RESTORED AFTER RELEASE FROM PRISON:

_District of Columbia

_Hawaii

_Illinois

_Indiana

_Massachusetts

_Michigan

_Montana

_New Hampshire

_North Dakota

_Ohio

_Oregon

_Pennsylvania

_Rhode Island

_Utah

VOTING RIGHTS RESTORED AFTER RELEASE FROM PRISON AND COMPLETION OF PAROLE:

_California

_Colorado

_Connecticut

_New York

_South Dakota.

VOTING RIGHTS RESTORED AFTER COMPLETION OF PRISON, PAROLE AND PROBATION:

_Alaska

_Arkansas

_Georgia

_Idaho

_Iowa

_Kansas

_Louisiana

_Maryland

_Minnesota

_Missouri

_Nebraska

_New Jersey

_New Mexico

_North Carolina

_Oklahoma

_South Carolina

_Texas

_Washington

_West Virginia

_Wisconsin

VOTING RIGHTS FOR SOME FELONY CONVICTIONS ONLY RESTORED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS

_Alabama

_Arizona

_Delaware

_Florida

_Mississippi

_Nevada

_Tennessee

_Wyoming

VOTING RIGHTS DENIED TO ALL WITH FELONY CONVICTIONS, UNLESS GOVERNMENT APPROVES INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS RESTORATION:

_Kentucky

_Virginia

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Source:

The Sentencing Project, Brennan Center for Justice.

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