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Felony screening processPotential match check.

(1) The right to vote is restored following a felony conviction that includes serving a sentence of total confinement upon release from total confinement as established in RCW 29A.08.520.
(2)(a) The secretary of state must compare lists of persons held in total confinement for a felony conviction with the list of registered voters, to identify individuals appearing on both lists.
(b) Upon receiving new data, or at least on a monthly basis, the secretary must compare the voter registration records to lists of persons who have been:
(i) Convicted of a felony in Washington state court and are serving a sentence of total confinement under the jurisdiction of the Washington state department of corrections, when lists of such persons are provided by the department of corrections.
(ii) Convicted by a federal court or any state court other than a Washington state court and currently serving a sentence of total confinement, when lists of such persons are provided by federal or other state authorities.
(3) The secretary must create a list of voters potentially convicted of a felony as identified in subsection (1) of this section by matching the first name, last name, date of birth, and other identifying information.
(4)(a) For each voter identified through the process set forth in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the secretary must change the voter's registration status to "pending" with a status reason that indicates the record is for a person who is potentially ineligible to vote due to serving a sentence of total confinement for a felony conviction, or incarcerated for a felony conviction in a state other than Washington state or federal court.
(b) Voters with a pending status must not be issued a ballot.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 21-24-052, § 434-324-106, filed 11/24/21, effective 12/25/21; WSR 20-13-043, § 434-324-106, filed 6/10/20, effective 7/11/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.620, and 29A.04.630. WSR 11-24-064, § 434-324-106, filed 12/6/11, effective 1/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 10-03-072, § 434-324-106, filed 1/18/10, effective 2/18/10; WSR 09-18-098, § 434-324-106, filed 9/1/09, effective 10/2/09; WSR 06-23-094, § 434-324-106, filed 11/15/06, effective 12/16/06; WSR 05-24-039, § 434-324-106, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05.]
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