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Good Question - Can Convicted Felons Vote?

By: Jeff Herndon Email
By: Jeff Herndon Email

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Many viewers have asked, "Can convicted felons vote in the upcoming election?" Good question.

A life-long ban from voting in the United States does exist for convicted felons. It's called Felony Disenfranchisement, but it only exists in Kentucky and Virginia.

Other states have a voting ban for convicted felons that are not life-long, but last for various lengths of time and nearly every state prohibits felons from voting while still incarcerated, on probation or on parole.

In Kansas, convicted felons who have received a final discharge from prison, parole, or conditional release are welcome to vote.

So, the answer is yes. Convicted felons can vote in Kansas under the guidelines that they have completed all time served, including parole and probation.

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