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Program allows victims to vote without making address public

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A Washington state program allows victims of crime to register to vote without releasing their addresses to the public.
  
KCPQ-TV reports that survivors of domestic violence could be potentially put into danger if they create public records, like registering to vote or applying for a marriage license.
  
The state's Address Confidentiality Program helps survivors keep their new location hidden by providing a substitute address.
  
Rachel Krinsky, executive director for the advocacy organization LifeWire, says the program routes mail to a single address in Olympia, so "even the city where the survivor resides remains secret."
  
She says there are "hassles involved," but it allows a person to "still correspond with the outside world and to vote."
  
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Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/

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