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Many Floridians Are Now Eligible to Vote

Many Floridians are now eligible to vote thanks to the overwhelming support Amendment 4 received last November’s general election – restoring the right to vote to many individuals who have been convicted of a felony! Registration can be done online through the Florida Division of Elections by clicking the below link. The site describes the required documentation and necessary steps to register:

https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Index

If you have been convicted of a felony and are concerned about recent legislation that will require the payment of fines and fees, please check back right here in the near future for more information on how you can possibly resolve these outstanding costs to then exercise your very important right to vote! If you have questions or concerns, please email: jloyless@pd15.org

 

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

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/voting-rights-restored-for-some-felons-in-florida

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.

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