The laws on who can and cannot vote if convicted of a felony varies from state to state, but restoring their right to vote, is pretty simple in Kansas.

First, if you were only convicted of a misdemeanor, you can vote. If you were convicted of a felony, either Federal or State, you can vote once you complete your sentence. If you are granted probation or parole, your term of sentence is not completed until the probation or parole is finished.

The law prohibits convicted felons who are incarcerated, on parole or on probation from all of the following: registering to vote, voting, holding public office, or serving on a jury.

Once you’ve completed your sentence, restoring your right to vote is simple – just register again. No other form is required. You don’t have to bring in any papers to prove you’re “off papers.”

The voter registration application form contains an affidavit above the signature line attesting that the person’s rights have been restored. Signing a false affidavit is a felony, which could result in loss of voting rights upon conviction.

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