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Many CA Registrants Eligible to Vote

The State of California allows many, although not all, registrants to vote in every election (local, state, federal).  There are three basic criteria to determine a person’s eligibility to vote: (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) at least 18 years old on election day, and 3) not currently found mentally incompetent.  There are additional eligibility criteria for individuals who have been convicted of an offense, including a sex offense.

“It is important that registrants know their voting rights,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “In the past, some government employees have wrongly told many registrants, including those on probation, that they are not eligible to vote.”

First, a person may vote on election day if he or she is in county jail serving a misdemeanor sentence or is awaiting trial.  Second, a person may vote on election day if he or she is on probation (state or federal), on mandatory supervision, on post-release community supervision, on federal supervised release or has a juvenile wardship adjudication.

A person may NOT vote if he or she is currently in custody in either state or federal prison, is currently serving a state prison felony sentence in county jail or any other correctional facility, is currently in county jail waiting transfer to a state or federal prison due to a felony conviction, or is in county jail due to a parole violation.  In addition, a person may not vote if he or she is on parole under the supervision of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

For those eligible to vote, you must register to vote before or on the date of the election by using one of several methods.  First, you can obtain and complete paper applications which are available at U.S. post offices, county election offices, public libraries and the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Second, you can request that an application be mailed to you by calling (800) 345-8683.  Third, you can register to vote at any polling location when it is open.

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  1. Eric

    If you are not on parole or supervised release or probation you should be eligible to vote. I just voted and I am on the registry in CA. And unfortunately Lorena Gonzales won in district 80 for state assembly again. She, unbelievably, was a civil rights lawyer, but is the main person in the state trying to block the civil rights of people on the registry, people who have already paid they debt to society and just want to be reintegrated into society. For some reason she wants the 109,000 people on the registry to be homeless and unemployable.

    • Bill

      @Eric

      I’m on lifetime supervised release and I have been voting since this year in CA.

      • Eric

        @Bill…awesome!! You see, I didn’t know that. I was incarcerated, completed a three year SO program, and was on supervised release and nobody ever informed me of the rules for voting. Can you believe it (oh, I’m sure you can). But I just tried on my own and got registered and now vote. Just another strategy to keep us ignorant and suppress our growing political clout.

        • Bill

          @Eric

          I’m really happy you’re gonna get to vote! One more Registrant vote against this upcoming Ballot Initiative!

          Another brother in arms soldiering for OUR cause! More power to you!

    • Jim Riggs

      @Janice Bellucci why did she say she was termed out at the meeting? I saw she easily won re-election. She’s running for Secretary of State in 2022. Did Janice mean she is off safety committee board possibly?

      • Eric

        @ Jim Riggs…Good Lord, secretary of state, that is not good!!!

  2. R M

    The requirements to vote in Ga are as follows:

    1. I am a citizen of the United States
    2. I am a legal resident of the county
    3. I am at least 17½ years old
    4. I am not serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
    5. I have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

    I meet them all except maybe number 4. I am still under supervision from a NJ conviction concerning a felony sex crime and have subsequently moved to Ga. Do I meet requirement 4?

    • M C

      @R M, if you are still on probation, you are still serving your sentence. If it’s a felony level right now you would be ineligible because all sex offenses are moral turpitude ones.

  3. NPS

    This would’ve been better to post BEFORE “Super Tuesday”.

    Perhaps update this within a week or two before the general election come November so that everyone know before potentially missing out.

  4. w

    They don’t let up do they, well then…they keep bringing the fight so be it.

    The trouble is that they persistently forget that the pendulum swings both ways. They think they’re smart but the reality is the bill comes due and it won’t be a nice one.

  5. David

    When I first moved to California, I tried to register via a form at the Post Office. But I never received any response, so I assumed I was ineligible. Then, a few months later, I was automatically enrolled to vote when I got my California driver’s license. To my immense pleasure, I have been voting ever since. 🤗

  6. Tim in WI

    CA registrant voters like WI registrants have a choice to make come this Nov. If the Coronavirus inflicted press is correct J.Biden appears to be the front runner for the Ds. Joe Biden Played a huge role in OMNIBUS 94 adoption of the Wetterling Act that created the necessary and sufficient condition to create the sex offender registries. Given the large # of felons n CA a large potential voting group could swing the outcome either way.

  7. David Howe

    I worked for 2 counties as a reg. at their booths OFF school grounds of course and did so and beat L.A.
    Hope they win their fight. I thought we were Rehabbed and ready to work State. Where are we supposed to do civil commitment and Civic Duty besides voting post Prob/Parole. Why not if you are qualified and attend instructional Poller coursework required by that appropriate County. As Long as it is NOT in a School.

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