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Voting Rights: Inmates and persons formerly incarcerated

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Under the 2011 Criminal Justice Realignment Act (Realignment) and specifically California Penal Code section 1170(h), low-level felons are sentenced to county jail and/or supervision by the county probation department instead of state prison. Realignment has caused some confusion about voting rights among people who have criminal convictions.  The link below provides an explanation of who can and who cannot register to vote in California.

CLICK HERE for a voting rights guide provided by the Secretary of State.