Elevating the Voting Rights of Incarcerated Youth: CA County Responses to Public Records Requests

As part of our advocacy to support the voting rights of California’s incarcerated youth, the Youth Law Center submitted requests for public records to the 40 California counties that operate local juvenile facilities. These requests were submitted in September 2023 and asked counties to provide any written resources or policies related to registration or voting in the county’s juvenile facilities. Written or verbal responses were received from all counties by the end of 2023.

Click on the county names below to view the records received from the county or the county’s written response if no records existed. The Youth Law Center used these responses to create the first-ever statewide analysis of voting rights policies in California’s juvenile facilities, published in our report, which you can read here: Elevating the Voting Rights of Youth: How California Can Ensure Voting Access in County Juvenile Facilities.

Click here for more resources related to the Youth Law Center’s advocacy to elevate the voting rights of incarcerated youth in California.