Voting is a right, it's the law. People who follow the laws are allowed to enjoy the rights our country was founded on. People who step outside of the law are Outlaws and they should not be afforded the same rights as they have not earned them by des gracing the system that creates them. If a person is in Jail on a misdemeanor and it is election time they missed their chance and if by the good graces of societies laws that they are out of jail the next time an election comes around than by all means ( misdemeanors and felonies - no longer incarcerated ) should be allowed to vote. Those people in Prison loose rights. Prisoners no longer have the right to privacy in their daily lives they no longer enjoy freedom to go where they want. They are in prison and loose their right to vote on voting days. If by the good graces of our legal system they get out of prison than at that time they should enjoy the right to vote on voting days.