ACA 6:

Free the Vote


Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Creates a more fair and inclusive democracy by ensuring that Californians on parole can fully participate in our democracy, ensuring that everyone regardless of their past involvement with the criminal legal system can have their voices heard. Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 6, which required voter approval, became Proposition 17 on the November 2020 General Election ballot and was approved by voters, giving people on parole the right to vote.

Bill info from the legislature



Passed Assembly in 2019

Passed Senate 28-9

Passed by the Legislature and approved by voters

Votes Scored

ACA 6Senate FloorJune 24, 2020Passed
ACA 6Senate Elections & Constitutional Amendments CommitteeJune 18, 2020Passed
PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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