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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
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.

The ACLU submitted an amicus brief in a lawsuit by a candidate who claimed that illegal votes were cast in the 2005 state governor’s election by persons previously convicted of a felony.