Voter Rights and Responsibilities
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Voter Rights and Responsibilities

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 "It is the policy of the state of Washington to encourage every eligible person to register to vote and to participate fully in all elections and to protect the integrity of the electoral process by providing equal access to the process while guarding against discrimination and fraud." (Revised Code of Washington 29A.04.205)

  • Military and Overseas Voters
  • Felons
  • Mental Competency
  • Residency
  • Fraud

    Each person has the responsibility to help protect the integrity of the electoral process by guarding against voter registration fraud.
  • Each person has the responsibility to help protect the integrity of the electoral process by guarding against voter registration fraud. You must not lie about your qualifications.
  • You must be certain no false information is given on the registration form.
  • You must not register in two or more counties or states.
  • You must not accept payment for registering to vote, or offer to pay another person to register to vote.

Discrimination

Discrimination may occur in many different ways. These actions may be discrimination:

  • A person registering voters refuses to give you a registration form.
  • You are asked intimidating questions regarding issues such as race, creed, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, or political affiliation.
  • A person registering you fails to perform all duties required by law in connection with your voter registration.
  • A person who registered you fails to turn in your registration by the deadline.

If you have witnessed or been a victim of discrimination, you may complete and submit a Voter Concern Form.

If you suspect someone is improperly registered to vote please read Voter Registration Challenges, then you may complete and submit a Voter Registration Challenge Form. 

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