Voting Access for All
Voting Access for All

Empowering ALL Michigan Voters: Voting Is Your Right!

You Can Vote In Michigan If You Have a Felony
You Can Vote In Michigan If You Have a Felony
  • A person who has been released from jail or prison can vote!
  • People on probation, parole, and tether can vote!
  • People in jail awaiting arraignment or trial can vote!
  • Only people who have been convicted and are currently incarcerated in a prison or jail cannot vote—until they are released.
Every Election Matters
Every Election Matters

Local Leaders make decisions that impact our lives

  • Appoint Police Chiefs
  • Set Local Criminal Legal Policy
  • Set Housing and Employment Policy
  • Physical, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
  • Approve and manage city budgets
  • Elected Sheriffs, Prosecutors, and Judges play major roles in the Criminal Legal System and how it functions
Voting Information
Yes, You Can Vote in Michigan! EVEN IF……. You have a Felony Record, You are on Probation, Parole, or tether, You are awaiting arraignment, trial or sentencingYour housing is unstable, You do not have Michigan...
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Hear Our Stories
Hear the strong, empowered voices of women and men whose right to vote was denied through incarceration. (You can also watch the full 18-minute version.) Our Voices Listen to Daniel Jones talk about participating in...

In Memory of Two of Our Founding Leaders

Danny Jones and Earl Burton standing next to a VAAC banner
Danny Jones (left) and Earl Burton (right) at our 2022 Anniversary Picnic.

We mourn the passing of our beloved leaders, Danny Jones and Earl Burton. We are grateful for all that they accomplished for those impacted by the criminal legal system. VAAC was built upon their vision and commitment to make a kinder, more just world. We cannot overstate what these giants meant to our VAAC family. Their light will live in our hearts as we continue to serve the community as they envisioned.

Learn more about their lives and work.


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