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Proposition 17

OPINION: Voting not a reward, but a right with Prop 17

Produced in collaboration with City College history students
City Times Staff, Editor November 2, 2020
Proposition 17 amends the Constitution of California to allow U.S. citizens who are on state parole for a felony conviction the right to vote. This would also allow for these citizens to participate in elections.
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Proposition 20

Proposition 20: Criminal justice reform

Criminal sentencing, parole and DNA collection initiative
Christina Painton, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Proposition 20 repeals certain criminal justice reforms voted on in 2014 and 2016 designed to reduce the prison population in California.
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Proposition 17

Proposition 17: Parolees’ right to vote

Prop. 17 amends state constitution to allow parolees to vote
Marlena Harvey, News Editor October 15, 2020
Proposition 17 restores voting rights to people on parole. Upon completion of prison sentence served, their voting rights would be restored, aligning California with other states.
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