In Colorado you are not allowed to vote when you are on parole or are serving time for a felony. Those awaiting trial in county jails are allowed to vote.
The audience, admittedly, was captive. But in a year of record turnouts for the presidential primaries, perhaps no place saw a bigger uptick in voter registration than Los Angeles County jails.
At least 917 inmates registered to vote over the last month, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Of those, 881 filled out applications to vote by absentee ballot in the California primary.