Voting after a Criminal Conviction
You can vote while on probation, unless you were convicted of buying or selling votes.
Register to vote at the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request site.
You can vote even if you were convicted of a felony, if:
- The felony convictions are not for the crime of buying or selling votes; and
- You have completed your imprisonment.
You cannot vote if:
- you have ever been convicted of buying or selling votes; or
- have been convicted of a felony and are currently serving a court–ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction; or
- are under guardianship for mental disability;
Read the Law: Md. Code, Election Law § 3-102
Working with the Board of Elections if you believe you were incorrectly removed from the voter rolls
A person may be removed from the voter registry once the Board of Election receives a report of the death of a registered voter from the Maryland Department of Health, the official vital statistics agency of another state, or from another reliable source. A person may also be removed if the Board of Election receives a report of a conviction of a registered voter for any crime that would affect the voter's qualifications.
Read the Regulation: COMAR 33.05.06.05
- You can object to that removal.
You can object by sending your objection in writing to your local election board.
Registering to vote after you have been removed
You may apply to have Restoration of Voting Rights in Maryland, from the State Board of Elections.