SENATE BILL 5207
State of Washington
2019 Regular Session
BySenators Dhingra, Hunt, Saldaña, Darneille, Das, Cleveland, Kuderer, Pedersen, Salomon, Nguyen, Rolfes, Hasegawa, Keiser, and Randall
Read first time 01/16/19.Referred to Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections.
AN ACT Relating to notification of felony voting rights and restoration; and adding a new section to chapter 72.09
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1.
A new section is added to chapter 72.09
RCW to read as follows:
The department shall notify an inmate, in writing, of the process for provisional and permanent restoration of voting rights, as described in RCW 29A.08.520
, prior to the termination of authority of the department over the inmate. The department shall also provide the inmate with:
(1) A voter registration form and written instructions for returning the form by mail; and
(2) Written information regarding registering to vote in person and electronically.
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