Originally published on Sep 14, 2016
Voting with a criminal conviction
Voting with a criminal conviction in a presidential election in Ohio is possible if the person meets the following requirements for eligibility:
- 18 years old
- U.S. Citizen
- 30 day resident of Ohio
- Not deemed incompetent by any Court
- Is not determined to be ineligible due to election fraud
- Isn’t currently incarcerated for a felony conviction, however, once they have served their sentence and are released they can re-register.
- Registered to Vote – after the sentence is served, the felon has 30 days before the election to re-register.
If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, you are eligible to vote even if you are currently incarcerated, presuming that all of the requirements have been met. Convicted of a felony, and released from prison? Yes, you are eligible to vote even if you are on PRC or house arrest, presuming that all of the requirements have been met. You must re-register to vote after being released from prison.
To learn more, contact the expert criminal defense lawyers of Dworken & Bernstein.
In Lake County, call 440.946.7656
In Cuyahoga County, call 216.861.4211