Voters with a Felony History

Felons and Voting Rights



If you’re not under the authority of the Department of Corrections (DOC) for a felony conviction, you can vote.

Not sure? Call (800) 430-9674 to check your status.

Restoring your right to vote
If you were convicted of a felony in another state or in federal court, your right to vote is restored as long as you are not currently incarcerated for that felony.

Once your right to vote is restored, you must re-register in order to receive a ballot. You can re-register online: VoteWA.gov

You do not lose the right to vote for a misdemeanor conviction or a conviction in juvenile court.

Felony Screening
Three times a year, the Secretary of State uses information provided by DOC and the state court system to screen the list of registered voters for ineligible felons.