Clark County Jail Updates Policies on Inmate Voting

From: The Columbian -Clark County Jail Updates Policies on Inmate Voting
By Andy Matarrese, Columbian Breaking News Reporter
Published: October 17, 2016, 11:29 AM

In the months since August’s primary election, the Clark County Jail and other county jails in the state have done more to help inmates register to vote and increase access to the ballot following a dim audit from a state watchdog.

Jail Chief Ric Bishop said he contacted Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey and worked to update the jail’s policies after Disability Rights Washington published a report admonishing the state’s jails for lack of voting access.

Now, inmates can register at the jail, and the auditor’s office helps confirm who’s eligible, and inmates can get replacement ballots at the jail or use ballots from home, Bishop said.

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