I’m incarcerated; can I still vote?
The DC Board of Elections is here to empower all eligible voters, including those with criminal records, to exercise their right to vote. Unless you are currently incarcerated for a felony conviction, you may still vote. You are considered incarcerated if you are confined to a prison, jail or penitentiary.
If you are incarcerated pending any charge, you may register and vote. If you are serving a sentence for a misdemeanor conviction, you may register and vote.
If you are serving a sentence for a felony conviction, you may not vote. Your voting rights will be automatically restored upon your release from incarceration.
What address should I use when I am registering to vote?
I’ve just been released from incarceration, what should I do to make sure my voting rights are restored?
What if I requested an Absentee Ballot to vote while incarcerated, but I was released before it arrived?
Can I vote if I’m living in a halfway house? What about if I have a curfew?