Voting in California Jails - New Toolkit

This toolkit describes strategies that concerned community advocates, county elections offices, and sheriffs can use to break down barriers to democracy by helping people in county jails to register and vote.

For two centuries, African Americans and people of color have been purposefully excluded from voting. Learn the history… and then fight back against the suppression! [Leer en español aquí.]

Details about how to register to vote, how to figure out who and what to vote for, and how to cast your ballot in the next election. [Leer en español aquí.]


Can I Vote?

The only time you cannot vote in California is while you are currently serving a state or federal prison sentence. Your right to vote is automatically restored once you are released from prison. You just need to register to vote.