Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1975 NO. 5 > Mar 26 1975

Insofar as legal residence for voting purposes is concerned, and for all other purposes, the common-law rule that the domicile of a married woman is the same as that of her husband unless they are separated has been abrogated by the adoption of Article XXXI, § 1 (Amendment 61) of the Washington constitution, commonly referred to as the "equal rights" amendment.

AGO 1971 NO. 7 > Feb 8 1971

(1) A person who has been convicted of a felony under federal law, or under the law of another state, unless restored to his civil rights, should be regarded as disqualified from voting in the state of Washington under Article VI, § 3 of the state Constitution, unless the felony of which the person was convicted has a counterpart which is not a felony under the criminal laws of this state.(2) To the extent that a person who has been convicted of a crime under federal law or under the law of another state is disqualified from voting in the state of Washington, the governor of this state has the authority to restore such person's civil rights so as to enable him to vote in this state.

AGO 1962 NO. 181 > Dec 12 1962

1. Under chapter 88.16 RCW pilots of Canadian citizenship (who may not be licensed as pilots in this state) may not engage in the piloting of vessels between British Columbia and Puget Sound ports through those portions of the Haro Straits lying within the boundaries of the state of Washington. 2. The state of Washington or any agency thereof may not enter into an agreement with officials of the Canadian government providing for the distribution of responsibility for pilotage in such waters between American and Canadian pilots. 3. Penalties for failure to abide by the pilotage laws are contained throughout chapter 88.16 RCW and are to be enforced by regularly constituted county authorities.