Felons Get Voting Rights

In one of two measures involving voting rights, voters decisively passed a ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole. Proposition 17 will change the state Constitution to allow an estimated 50,000 felons to vote, with 59% over voters approving the measure.

Another voting rights measure, Proposition 18, which would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they turn 18 before the general election, was rejected by 55 percent of voters.


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