Tamar Alexanian Helps Young People in the CA Juvenile System Exercise the Right to Vote

Tamar Alexanian (’21), Staff Attorney at Youth Law Center, was quoted by The Imprint discussing voter outreach efforts, including her organization’s leaflet, to address confusion over eligibility facing young people in the California juvenile system (“California Voters Begin Mailing in Ballots from Libraries, Senior Centers, and, Increasingly, from Juvenile Halls,” Feb. 29). Tamar clarified that in California, only people in federal or state prison are prohibited from casting a ballot. “Some of those misconceptions are particularly hurtful and confusing for those trying to exercise the right to vote for the first time. Youth with juvenile cases never lose their right to vote.”