The Need for Accessible Voting in Jail

"The Need for Accessible Voting in Jail" report calls on county jails and election offices to help jail inmates participate in the upcoming election. The report follows an investigation DRW's AVID Jail Project conducted into the policies and conditions in every county jail across the state that found the vast majority of jails do nothing to support inmate voting. Read more about accessible voting in Washington's jails.

Report

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The Need for Accessible Voting in Jail [PDF]

Media Coverage

KOMO News: Report: Wash. state jails fail to provide voting access
The News Tribune: Editorial: Bring ballots behind bars in Pierce County
Moscow Pullman Daily News: Opinion: Jails should confine people, not their right to vote
Election Online Weekly: Research and report summaries: The Need for Accessible Voting in Jail
Seattle Weekly: Report on Jail Inmates’ Limiting Voting Access May Spur Change in King County

More Information about the AVID Jail Project

The AVID Jail Project Page