Last updated on: 8/1/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Number of People by State Who Cannot Vote Due to a Felony Conviction: State Felon Disenfranchisement Totals, 2010

Number of People by State Who Cannot Vote Due to a Felony Conviction: State Felon Disenfranchisement Totals, 2010 – In the US, 5.85 million people are barred from voting due to a felony conviction – 2.5% of the voting age population. In the African American population specifically, the rate of disenfranchisement rises to 7.7% (over 23% in Florida – the highest in the nation). See our new chart with details on the numbers and categories of people disenfranchised in each state.