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A new lawsuit has been filed against Franklin County, a municipal entity of Washington State, claiming the system employed for county elections unfairly weakens the Latino vote. The lawsuit alleges that this dilution of the Latino vote is accomplished, in part, by the way the city of Pasco is divided into three districts. Additionally, the suit argues that the county’s “hybrid election system” also undermines the Latino vote by requiring candidates to run within a district in the primary but then run a county-wide

A bipartisan bill to restore voting rights to those convicted of felonies as soon as they are released from prison has been introduced in the Washington State Legislature. The Democratic sponsor of the bill was motivated to introduce it due to her experience in the criminal justice system.Visit the Seattle Times to learn more.Image Credit: Michael Fleshman (CC BY-SA 2.0)  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them