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Voting for officials and issues is an essential part of a democratic society. The franchise must never be conditioned on a person’s gender, ethnicity, or wealth. The ACLU works to ensure that no citizen is unfairly denied his or her right to vote.
Latino voters make history in Yakima
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Voting Rights Restoration
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Resources

Can I Vote? Flowchart

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Can I vote in Washington with a criminal record? Use this chart to find out if you can register.

¿Puedo Votar? Esquema

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Esta tabla le ayudara a darse cuenta si una persona que tiene antecedentes penales es elegible para votar.

Voting Rights Restoration in Washington State

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Monday, June 4, 2018
Under Washington law, individuals convicted of felonies that have their right to vote automatically restored as soon as they have completed incarceration and any community custody required by the Department of Corrections. This brochure briefly explains the law and answers frequently asked questions.  
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Civil liberties highlights from the 2018 Washington State Legislative Session

Frequently Asked Questions About Voting Restoration in Washington

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The 2009 Washington Legislature passed a new law that restores the right to vote automatically to people with felony convictions when they have completed their time in prison and have served any required community custody supervised by the State Department of Corrections (DOC).

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