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 or trial, Your housing is unstable, You do not have Michigan...
VAAC Volunteer Opportunities
VAAC has several opportunities, large and small, based on the availability, skills and interests of volunteers.  Some can be done from home, others out in the community. We are a state-wide organization, with volunteers in...
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...


Member Spotlight: Tony Gant
VAAC member, Antoniese (Tony) Gant wants to inspire people to participate in our electoral process. He found his own inspiration when he saw the historic...
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VAAC Celebrated Juneteenth Across Michigan!
IN YPSILANTI ... Lawanda Hollister was out representing VAAC at Ypsilanti's 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration Powered By the People, in her original jumpsuit reminding folks...
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Get yourself & your organization ready for the 2022 elections
The Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI) created a toolkit to educate voters and candidates about Ending Mass Incarceration and Promoting Public Safety. Please join our weekly VAAC meeting on June Friday, June 17th, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm when Chuck Warpehoski will take us through the messaging we need to adopt and answer questions. Hope to see you at the MI-CEMI Toolkit Training!
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