Proposition 17 Gives Felons Who are on Parole the Right to Vote

California felons on parole could soon be able to cast their ballot. If Proposition 17 passes, felons who are currently on parole will get the right to vote. Currently, those who have been convicted of a felony have to wait until they are off parole to do so.

According to the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds restored voting rights to those with former convictions through an executive order in August. Nineteen states allow people on felony parole to vote, while two states, Maine and Vermont, allow all people who are currently in jail to vote. Twenty-eight states have more restrictions on voting with a record than California… The Californian