Did You Know Felons in County Jails Can Vote This Election?
Thanks to a new law, felons incarcerated in county jails will be able to vote in this year’s election, on November 8. On September 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill removing voting restrictions on some incarcerated felons.
Previously, the law forbade people imprisoned or on parole for a felony conviction from voting. But AB 2466, sponsored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego),narrows the definition of “imprisonment” to mean serving a state or federal prison sentence.