Ex-Offenders Now Have Renewed Voting Rights In California
California residents that have done time in prison and completed their parole will soon have their voting rights again, thanks to efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of other organizations mandated to securing the franchise for marginalized groups. The decision came once an Alameda County Superior Judge ruled that a California state secretary’s efforts to realign prisoners from the state to county custody—thereby blocking their voting rights—was unconstitutional. 60,000 Californians had been disenfranchised as a result of the realignment initiative. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.