DID YOU KNOW?
MOST PA VOTERS WHO ARE INCARCERATED CAN VOTE WHILE INCARCERATED!
PA VOTERS WHO HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED CAN VOTE TOO!
THE FREEDOM TO VOTE IS CENTRAL TO BUILDING AN AMERICA THAT WORKS FOR US ALL. NO ELIGIBLE VOTER SHOULD BE DENIED THIS RIGHT.
This is why, along with partners in Pennsylvania, we have created the Justice Impacted Voter Engagement (JIVE) Coalition. No longer can we let state and county officials alienate entire communities from the political process, which leads people to lose faith in our democracy.
If you or your loved one is facing incarceration or have previously been incarcerated, make sure you exercise your right to vote if you’re eligible! You can find more information from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. In order to vote, you must register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot HERE.
The ONLY time you’re unable to vote while incarcerated in Pennsylvania is if…
- You’re serving time on a conviction for a felony charge or
- You’ve been convicted of violating any provision of the PA Elections Code within the past four years.
OUR DEMOCRACY WORKS BEST WHEN EVERYONE PARTICIPATES!
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR VOTING RIGHTS: GO TO CAMPAIGNLEGAL.ORG/RESTOREYOURVOTE, CALL (202) 857-0314 OR (888) 306-8683 (TOLL-FREE) OR EMAIL [email protected].
If you have issues or questions when trying to vote on election day, call 866-OUR-VOTE.
JIVE in the news
- CBS 21 (Harrisburg): Thousands of Pennsylvania prisoners unaware of voting eligibility
- The Philadelphia Sunday Sun: Many Pennsylvanians who are currently or were incarcerated can vote, according to advocates, leaders
- WHYY (Philadelphia NPR): Some who’ve spent time behind bars in Pa are eligible to vote, and this group is spreading the word