Past felony conviction? You can vote.
As of January 1, 2022, Washington automatically restores voting rights to people with past felony convictions immediately after they finish their prison terms. Every citizen who is not in prison will be allowed to vote, even while on community supervision. Thanks to your activism, we are welcoming over 20,000 voters back into our democracy.
United for Restoration
Equity. Humanity. History. Accountability. Transparency. Strategy. Community. Empowerment.
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!
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WA Senate must restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated people
A bill before the Legislature would return the right to vote to more than 20,000 Washingtonians living and working throughout the state.
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.
Washington must allow everyone in the community to vote
"Today, the Washingtonians who are most impacted by our criminal legal system are the furthest from the power of our democracy."
Voting Rights Restoration is Critical for Racial Justice
Research has shown that when people are civically engaged and have a stake in their community, they are less likely to return to the system.
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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