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Your Voting Rights
Your vote is your voice. Don’t miss your chance to be heard on decisions that shape your community. In California, formerly incarcerated citizens can regain their voting rights.
You are eligible to register and vote if you are:
In county jail because jail time is a condition of probation
A United States citizen and a resident of California
18 years old or older on Election Day
In county jail serving a misdemeanor sentence. A misdemeanor never affects your right to vote.
Serving a felony jail sentence
In county jail awaiting trial
On mandatory supervision
On post-release community supervision
Done with parole. Your right to vote is restored when you complete your parole, but you must re-register, either online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or using a paper voter registration card.
You are not eligible to register and vote if you are:
Currently imprisoned in state or federal prison
Currently on parole with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation