L.A. County sued over ban on sex offenders as poll workers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two registered sex offenders are suing Los Angeles County for the right to become poll workers.
City News Service says the suit filed Monday argues that the county’s policy banning offenders violates state law and the Constitution.
The suit was filed by two offenders who live in the county and by the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws, a nonprofit group.
California’s sex offender registration website lists more than 13,000 people in L.A. County, including those convicted of nonviolent offenses.
The lawsuit says that state law doesn’t bar registered sex offenders from serving as poll workers and notes that several counties — including San Diego, Riverside and Sacramento — have no such blanket prohibition.