State considering legislation to restore felons and parolees right to vote

 

The Washington State Senate is expected to vote Thursday, February 13, 2020 on SB 6228. The bill would automatically restore voting rights to more than 10,000 people with past criminal convictions who are on probation and parole.

According to the Brennan Center's experts, Washington’s current law is regressive, putting the state on par with Texas and Georgia in denying people on parole and probation access to the vote.

The deadline for passing the bill out of the Senate is February 19. If passed in the Senate, the bill would move to the House, with March 6 as the deadline for passage.

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