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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.

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News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009

Plaintiff statements for Madison v. State.

News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009

King County Superior Court Judge James Doerty today ordered King County election officials to count all ballots for a Medina City Council seat on which a candidate’s name is clearly written.

News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009

A man who was wrongfully denied the right to vote for years has regained the franchise, with help from the ACLU. Read his story and the court documents related to his case.

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