Beginning this year, California voters will be able to avail themselves to several new voter laws designed to encourage voter participation by making voting easier and more efficient. With the new laws, young people 16 and 17 years-old can now pre-register to vote before they begin casting ballots at age 18. In addition, potential voters are now able to register and vote on Election Day. In addition, voting rights were restored to tens of thousands of felons convicted of low-level crimes.
California sits at the forefront in terms of its efforts to make voting easier for its citizens. More changes are slated for the Golden State with the coming implementation of the state’s Voter’s Choice Act on or after January 1, 2018.