(a) A person entitled to register to vote shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election.
(b) A person entitled to preregister to vote in an election shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 16 years of age.
Terms Used In California Elections Code 2101
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Election: means any election including a primary that is provided for under this code. See California Education Code 88097
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Imprisoned” means currently serving a state or federal prison sentence.
(2) “Parole” means a term of supervision by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(3) “Conviction” does not include a juvenile adjudication made pursuant to Section 203 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 728, Sec. 2) by Stats. 2016, Ch. 757, Sec. 2. (AB 2466) Effective January 1, 2017.)