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Voting Rights Restored for Some Felons in Florida

WPTV- Region C Palm Beach County
Posted: 8:26 PM, Jan 08, 2019 Updated: 4:14 AM, Jan 09, 2019
By: Sabirah Rayford

Florida Voting Ballot

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Voting rights were restored Tuesday for about 1.4 million felons in Florida.

Amendment 4 took a decade to craft and now Florida will join 47 other states and restore voting rights to most felons.

"This is a great day for our state," Carey Haughwout, Palm Beach County Public Defender said.

For the first time since their conviction felons are getting the ultimate second chance.