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Barred Business believes that to build real power, we must have the right to choose who governs us. Systemically racist policies are constantly being created, and the most impacted people have no voice.


We are here to educate you on your rights as a formerly incarcerated people.

  • You are eligible to vote if you are not currently serving a term for a criminal conviction.

  • Voting rights are unaffected by offences at all.

  • You can register to vote and exercise your right to vote after serving your sentence for a crime.

  • As long as your conditional discharge or first offender status hasn't been revoked, you are eligible to vote while serving a sentence for a crime.

  • You may vote as soon as you finish probation, the Secretary of State, states that if you were on probation all penalties are immediately annulled when probation is finished. You can still vote after your term is finished, regardless of whether you still owe restitution or other penalties.