Can felons vote in Delaware

Can Felons Vote in Delaware

Below you will find information on voting rights for felons in Delaware. Where possible we have tried to simplify the answer as much as possible for you and give you the most direct answer of whether felons can vote in Delaware.

You will also find links to Delaware state operated websites for additional information, and links to information on restoring your right to vote in Delaware.


  • On April 16, 2013 the Delaware Senate passed the Hazel D. Plant Voter Restoration Act in a 15-6 vote. The act amended the Delaware Constitution by removing the five year waiting period for most felons to regain the ability to vote. People convicted of a felony (with some exceptions) are now automatically eligible to vote after serving their full sentence including incarceration, parole, and probation. People convicted of murder or manslaughter, a felony offense against public administration involving bribery, improper influence or abuse of office, or a felony sexual offense, remain permanently disqualified from voting.
  • Delaware Felon Voting: http://elections.delaware.gov/voter/felons.shtml
  • Delaware Voter Registration: http://elections.delaware.gov/index.shtml
  • Delaware Pardons: http://pardons.delaware.gov/