What Happens To Voting Rights If You Are In Jail

lake forest bail bonds

The presidential election is starting to take shape and voting happens in September. Anyone 18 or older can vote, obviously. But what if you are in custody? What if you’re serving a sentence in prison? What if you have a criminal history? Can you still vote? Below are answers to these questions, and other similar questions, in regards to California:

  • Even if you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor, you may still vote.
  • If you are a convicted felon and are currently serving your sentence in prison, or are on parole, you are not allowed to vote.
  • As soon as you are released from prison and no longer need to follow up with your parole officer, your voting rights are restored.
  • If you are in custody or jail, you may vote, as long as you are accused of a misdemeanor (not a felony).

These voting rights and restrictions are not the same in every state. Some will be the same while others may differ.

If you need to bail out of jail, Lake Forest Bail Bond Store can help you do that (again, this is for those who are in jail only and have yet to be convicted). Learn how Lake Forest Bail Bond Store can help you bail out of jail affordably and quickly by going online to chat with us online or by calling us at 949-629-9036. We will not let you down!