Why register to vote?

Voting is a way to participate in choosing the laws and the decision-makers in your community. Voting can be a meaningful way to exercise your rights as a citizen, and an opportunity to express your political wishes for your city, county, state, and country.

Each state has the power to restrict or restore the voting rights of people with criminal records.[245] Because of recent advances in state law, very few people in California permanently lose their right to vote due to a criminal record. Continue reading to learn more!

  1. 245

    U.S. Const. Amend. 14, §2; Richardson v.Ramirez, 418 U.S. 24, 56 (1974).