Felons Get Voting Rights
November 5, 2020
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.