How does my incarceration or being on probation effect my voting eligibility?


You can register to vote if you are:

o    A citizen of the United States of America;

o    A resident of California;

o    At least 18 years of age or older on or before election day;

o    Not currently in state or federal prison for the conviction of a felony; and

o    Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.

For more information please see Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison, California Secretary of State – Restore Your Vote, and Voting Rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship on the California Secretary of State's website.

For Contra Costa specific information please visit the Contra Costa County Elections Division at:

https://www.cocovote.us/contact-information/

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1. How does my incarceration or being on probation effect my voting eligibility?
2. I was convicted of an offense and want to have it dismissed and/or reduced to a misdemeanor. How do I do this?
3. I want to visit my son in Juvenile Hall. When can I see him?
4. How do I get my juvenile record sealed?
5. My teenage child is beyond my control. She / he will not go to school, refuses to obey me, leaves and comes home whenever s/he pleases and refuses to tell me where s/he goes. Can probation help me?
6. My partner has threatened to hurt me and my family. What can I do?