In 2011, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed the Criminal Justice Realignment Act (CJRA). Under 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. CJRA has caused some confusion about voting rights among people who have criminal convictions. Below states who is eligible and who is not eligible to register to vote in California.
You are not eligible if:
You are eligible if:
California Penal Code section 2910 allows the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) to make agreements with local governments to house felons in a county jail or other correctional facility. For more information, please visit CDCR's website. If you have questions about your voting rights, please contact your parole or county probation office.
You are in county jail serving a misdemeanor sentence.
You are in county jail because jail time is a condition of probation.
You are on probation.
You are on mandatory supervision.
You are on post-release community supervision.
You are done with parole.