Daily Question: Should Parolees Be Allowed to Vote?
On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted 54-19 to move ACA-6 forward which would allow for parolees to vote—the measure needed 54 votes to pass. The bill now moves onto the State Senate where if approved, it would be on the 2020 ballot. If voters approve it, then parolees would be allowed to vote in future elections. The bill is estimated to allow as many as 50,000 parolees a chance to vote.
Locally, Assemblymembers Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Tim Grayson, and Buffy Wicks all supported it. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Jim Frazier opposed it.
According to the Bill: