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Business of the Board: KCBA Calls for Restoration of Voting Rights in Washington

March 2020 Bar Bulletin 

The following are highlights from the KCBA Board of Trustees meeting held on January 15, 2020, convened by KCBA President Jennifer Payseno.

Scott Smith, chair of the Removing Barriers Subcommittee of the Public Policy Committee and a past president of the Association, presented a resolution in support of voting rights restoration for all citizens immediately following their release from incarceration. He explained that under current Washington law, anyone convicted of a felony is not allowed to vote until after they are released from incarceration and have completed community custody. After discussion, the board approved...

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