July 2, 2020
The bill, known as the Free the Vote Act, will seek voters' approval in the 2020 November election to restore voting rights to former inmates who are free from incarceration but still on parole.
Currently, in California, a person’s right to vote is suspended when they are imprisoned or on parole for a felony conviction, although they can vote while on probation, county post-release community supervision and federal supervised release.
Only two states, Maine and Vermont, allow people to vote while still incarcerated.
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