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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.
Victory!  Pasco approves consent decree in voting rights case
Voting Rights Restoration
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Can I Vote? Flowchart

Document, Published: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Can I vote in Washington with a criminal record? Use this chart to find out if you can register.

Voting Rights Restoration in Washington State

Document, Published: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
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.  
News Release, Published: 
Monday, February 22, 2021
The Players Coalition announced its support of House Bill 1078, which would restore voting rights to over 20,000 Washingtonians.
Published: 
Monday, July 13, 2020
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today the Voting Rights Restoration Act, SB 6228, failed to pass out of the Washington State Senate before cutoff. The ACLU of Washington had this reaction
Published: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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