Voting Rights Restoration

You are eligible to vote if you are not in total confinement for a felony conviction in Washington state. 

Your right to vote is restored if you are no longer serving a sentence of total confinement in prison with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) or currently incarcerated for a federal or out of state felony conviction. After your right to vote is restored, you may re-register to vote. 

 

When is my right to vote is restored? 

If you were convicted of a felony in a Washington State court, your right to vote is restored automatically once you are no longer serving a sentence of totaconfinement in prison. 

 

If you were convicted of a felony in another state or in federal court, your right to vote is restored automatically as long as you are no longer serving a sentence of total confinement in prison. You do not lose the right to vote for a misdemeanor conviction or a conviction in juvenile court. 

 

Only people in total confinement for a felony conviction are not eligible to vote. 

 

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Voting Rights Restoration Picture