Voting Rights & Criminal Record

Did you know you can vote while on parole? That’s new for Colorado as of 2019. Did you know that people who are in jail as a pretrial detainee are also eligible to vote? The resources listed below will help you learn about your voting rights if you have a criminal record in Colorado.

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ACLU-Know Your Rights


Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more about what your rights are, including voting rights, from the ACLU website.

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CCJRC–Voting with Conviction

1212 Mariposa, Suite #6, Denver CO 80204


CCJRC's Voting with Conviction project clears up the confusion around voter eligibility for people with a criminal history.

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FAQ for Voters with a Criminal Record

Get the facts on voting rights if you have a criminal record in Colorado.


It is legal in Colorado for people who have been convicted of a felony to vote after release from incarceration. In Colorado, this includes people on parole. People under probation supervision are eligible to vote. People in a county jail on pretrial detainee status are eligible to vote. Colorado's Secretary of State office has a list of other frequently asked questions. Click on the website link below.

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Voting from Jail

People in a county jail as a pretrial detainee or serving time for a misdemeanor are eligible to vote


People incarcerated in a county jail in Colorado are eligible to vote if a pretrail detainee or serving a sentence for a misdemeanor conviction. Jail administrators must coordinate voter registration and voting. Click on the website link to read all of the FAQs from the Colorado Secretary of State that involve voting while involved in the justice system.

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Voting When on Sex Offense Registry

People required to register as a sex offender are eligible to vote. In Colorado, the only justice-involved people who may not vote are people who are currently incarcerated or detained for a felony conviction. People on parole may vote. People on probation may vote. For further information, you may contact the clerk and recorder's office for the county where you live. Click on the website link for a complete list of the offices. If you are given voting advice contrary to this, please contact Remerg at

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Voting While On Parole

It's legal to vote while on parole in Colorado!

If you're on parole in Colorado, you can register to vote and vote! If you don't believe us, see the notice from Colorado's Secretary of State below. Click on the pdf link. Click on the website link to see the bill that made it legal in 2019.

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