Monday, November 03, 2008

Guess who's allowed to vote!

Q: Can convicted felons vote in california?

A: California allows former felons to vote, but the state prohibits voting by people incarcerated in prison or on parole. According to the California Constitution and Elections Code, "A person entitled to register to vote shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age." (Cal. Const. Art. II, Sec. 4; Cal. Elec. Code Sec. 2101) This means that California residents who have a felony conviction can vote after completion of parole, while on probation,or if they are committed to county jail with a felony conviction.

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