Restore Your Right
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.
BEING ELIGIBLE TO VOTE MEANS:
- 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.