Can a convicted felon vote in California?

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In California, some criminal convictions have no impact on your voting rights at all. Other kinds of convictions may temporarily take away your right to vote. The only time you are not eligible to vote is if you have a felony conviction and you are still in state prison or on parole. If you have a felony conviction, you CAN vote if:
  • you are on probation, or
  • you have completed your probation, or
  • you have completed your parole.

For all the answers on California Felon Voting Rights, the California Felon Party Website has all the laws, regulations and answers as to who in California that is a felon needs to
know about felon's voting rights.

Go to: www.californiafelonparty.org
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Can a convicted felon vote?

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What is a convicted felon?

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Can a convicted felon vote in Pennsylvania?

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Can a convicted felon vote in Oklahoma?

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Can a convicted felon vote in Maryland?

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Can a convicted felon in Massachusetts vote?

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