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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
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington today submitted a friend-of- the court brief to provide guidance in understanding the state’s complex system for restoring voting rights to individuals who have served time in prison. The brief was filed in Chelan County Superior Court in the case challenging the outcome of Washington’s gubernatorial election.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
On Monday, February 28, the House State Government Committee held a hearing on legislation backed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington to fix our state’s unfair and ineffective procedures for restoring the right to vote to ex-offenders.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Plaintiff statements for Madison v. State.
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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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