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The Free the Vote Act (ACA 6 & AB 646)

ACA 6 + AB 646 (McCarty), the “Free the Vote Act,” These two measures had to pass in order for an initiative to appear on the ballot to restore voting rights to every person on parole in California. ACA 6 required a 2/3rds majority to pass. 

Co-sponsors of ACA 6 + AB 646 include: ACLU, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Initiate Justice, League of Women Voters, Vote Allies, White People 4 Black Lives, and many other groups. 


Both measures passed in 2020.