Past felony conviction? You can vote.
As of January 1, 2022, Washington automatically restores voting rights to people with past felony convictions immediately after you finish your prison terms. Every citizen out of prison can vote now, even while on community supervision. Thanks to your activism, we have welcomed more than 20,000 voters back into our democracy.
United for Restoration
Who we are:
The Washington State Voting Rights Restoration Coalition is a community of people and organizations who are seeking justice for our families and neighbors impacted by our criminal justice system. We are a coalition that supports the restoration of voting rights to those formerly incarcerated in order to support their successful reintegration into our community. Our priorities align with our core values and thus we are committed to supporting legislation that aligns with our collective values of humanity, empowerment, racial equity, inclusion, and a free democracy.
Voting Rights Restoration Bill Passes!
The Voting Rights Restoration bill has been signed into law! Now, every citizen in Washington will be eligible to vote if they are not currently incarcerated.
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The Latest News
The right to vote helps rehumanize incarcerated people
After 13 years of hearing thousands of answers and forging hundreds of relationships with people with lived experience, the reality cannot be dismissed: the paths that brought these people into the criminal legal system are often rooted in poverty, racism and inequities in housing, healthcare and education.
Restoration of voting rights will help curb domestic violence
Judy Chen and Kiantha Duncan
We see the right to vote as an expression of our humanity. The value of this expression should not be measured by one’s prior involvement with a criminal legal system that often demonizes victims and perpetrators of crimes.
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