Learn more about the ACLU of California’s Voting Rights Project. [Leer en español aquí.]

Get the facts about whether you can vote.

For two centuries, African Americans and people of color have been purposefully excluded from voting. Learn the history… and then fight back against the suppression! [Leer en español aquí.]

Details about how to register to vote, how to figure out who and what to vote for, and how to cast your ballot in the next election. [Leer en español aquí.]


Can I Vote?

The only time you cannot vote in California when you have a felony conviction is if:

  • You are currently serving a state prison sentence OR
  • You are currently serving a term in county jail under Realignment OR
  • You are currently on parole.

Your right to vote is automatically restored once you complete your sentence. You just need to register to vote.

A misdemeanor NEVER affects your right to vote.