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If someone has been convicted of a crime, can that person still vote in Ohio?

Most often, the answer is YES. Below we have listed the basic voting eligibility requirements for Ohioans who have previously been convicted of a crime.


  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the election you plan to vote.
  • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election for which you are registering.
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  • You are not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States.
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.
  • You have not been twice convicted of violations of Ohio’s election laws.
  • You are registered to vote.

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