Proposition 17, Measure Allowing Felons On Parole To Vote, PassesA ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole was decisively passed by California voters on Tuesday.
California Voters Split Early On Measures To Expand Voting RightsCalifornians appeared split on a pair of propositions that would expand voting rights in the state.
Proposition 17: Restores Voting Rights After Serving Prison TermProposition 17 restores the voting rights of people who have lost the right to vote because they were sent to prison. The proposition will incur annual county costs, likely in the hundreds of thousands of dollars statewide, for voter registration and ballot materials. There will be one-time state costs, likely in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, for voter registration cards and systems.