May 08, 2014
LAWT News Service
The Crenshaw Legal Clinic and criminal and civil rights attorney Nana Gyamfi will host a ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop for Californians with criminal convictions as well as a voter registration drive on Saturday, May 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 7526 South Crenshaw Boulevard in South L.A. Participants can also sign up for an expungement workshop. This is a free event supported by My Hood Votes, an organization dedicated to registering non-traditional and ignored residents in South Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood. For more information, call (323) 455-1265 or log onto www.nanagyamfi.com.
In the State of California you can register to vote if you are a citizen of the United States of America; a resident of California; at least 18 years of age or older on or before election day; not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony, or on post release community supervision; and not found mentally incompetent by a court of law. In addition you can vote if you are in county jail serving a misdemeanor sentence. A misdemeanor never affects your right to vote. California in county jail because jail time is a condition of probation or who are on probation are eligible to vote. All Californians finished with parole, mandatory supervision, or post release community supervision have their voting rights automatically restored when parole or supervision is done.
The deadline to register to vote for the June 3 State Primary Election is May 19. On June 3, among other things, voters in Los Angeles County will elect a new sheriff.