Sample Voting Policy for Juvenile Facilities (Elevating the Voting Rights of Youth Report, Appendix A)


This policy affirms the requirement to provide eligible youth the opportunity to register and to vote during elections, pursuant to the Fifteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Article 2 of the California Constitution, and California elections statutes (Elections Code section 2105.7). The Department shall identify youth who are eligible to vote and assist youth to register and/or vote in any election.

This sample policy is also found in the Youth Law Center’s report Elevating the Voting Rights of Youth, in Appendix A of that document, which can be accessed here.

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