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

It is difficult to know what words to use at a time like this. We are still shocked, grieving and reeling from the untimely passing of Daniel “Danny” Jones. This is a horror none of us can imagine or believe. Danny was our friend, our brother, and our leader. He will always be deeply embedded in our hearts.  He was a leader for so many and across a plethora of organizations.

He was a champion and a leader for voting rights, reforms in prison gerrymandering, ending life and long sentences and ending juvenile life without parole. So many have been impacted by Danny’s work. Gone but never forgotten, our coalition will band together with so many others to carry on his work. 

As our Chairperson, Danny was committed to uplifting the vision and mission for all individuals impacted by the justice system, along with their families and community.   

And as an organization, we are committed to fulfilling his passion and dedication by continuing Danny’s vision and mission that any persons with a felony conviction have the knowledge and opportunity they need to vote. And that this work to dismantle barriers that prevent justice-impacted Michiganders from exercising their right to vote be carried out year-round—throughout our community all the way to our capital!

In grief, sorrow, love, gratitude and togetherness, we ask that you to join us this Saturday at 5pm as we share all the ways we have been profoundly inspired by his love, friendship, vision, leadership and action.

Our community is deeply impacted by his life, his gifts—and his loss.  Please offer and receive support in the ways that you are able.  And please take care of yourselves and each other.

Vigil for Daniel Jones, Saturday, November 26, 2022

Graphic flyer describing vigil: Rest in Power, Daniel Jones

Rest in Power, Daniel Jones. A vigil is being held Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 5pm, at the Shell Gas Station, 20500 Greenfield Rd., Detroit, Michigan. The vigil is sponsored by Voting Access for All Coalition, Michigan United, American Friends Service Committee, State Appellate Defenders Office, A Brighter Way, FORCE, and Michigan Liberation. Join us.

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

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Join Us for Our Final Meeting of 2022!
Join Voting Access For All Coalition at our final meeting of the year for an election debrief, reflection on our collective achievements and a look...
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3rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive
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