The 34-year-old Chester man must serve six to 23 months of home confinement after his sentencing Monday in Delaware County.
Barksdale must also pay the group $574 restitution after pleading guilty to forgery, theft and other charges. ACORN officials say Barksdale is a "bad apple."
A call to his listed defense lawyer was not immediately returned Tuesday.
He is one of thousands of part-time workers ACORN hired nationally this year to sign up 1.3 million new voters.