You can't vote in California if you're serving time in state prison or released on parole.
But you can vote if you're doing time in county jail for a misdemeanor or released on probation.
Simple enough, right?
After the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 ordered California to dramatically reduce its super-sized prison population, the state began a so-called "realignment" program. Since then, thousands of low-level felons released from prison have been placed in county probation departments instead of state parole.
The question now is, do these folks have the right to vote?