Did you know that the policy of denying the vote to those with felony convictions is a product of the Jim Crow era? Help Washington move one step closer to ending that practice by restoring voting rights automatically to those leaving state prison.
Although Washington automatically restores voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, the current law is unclear about when the right is restored and threatens serious sanctions against those who vote before they are eligible to do so. HB 1924 clarifies the law, stating that most people emerging from state prison are automatically re-enfranchised, even if they are still serving a term of community custody ("parole"). There is no reason to deny voting rights to those who are no longer in prison, and to do so is simply unjust.
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