The American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and other groups filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of nearly 60,000 convicts .
The secretary of state’s office reports that more than 17 million Californians are registered to vote ahead of the November presidential election, or nearly 73 percent of those who are eligible to cast a ballot.
Republican businessman Craig Huey has beaten California Secretary of State Debra Bowen in a congressional race and will face Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn in a July runoff election.
A Southern California congressional election to replace the seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Jane Harman appears headed for a runoff.
Sixteen candidates are competing for a vacant U.S. House seat in a coastal California congressional district.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen has declared her candidacy to replace longtime Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo.