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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 the right to vote.


News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
The ACLU of Washington sent a letter to Yakima City Council on Thursday, February 15, expressing its concerns about a proposal to change the structure of city governance from a council-manager system to a council-mayor system.
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Can I Vote? Flowchart

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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

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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.