Category: Restoring the Vote

Have more Florida felons registered as Republicans since Amendment 4 took effect?

  So are former felons rushing to join Trump’s party in Florida? We found no statewide data to support Kushner’s conclusion that more ex-felons have registered as Republicans since a new law took effect. At this point in time, his comment isn’t more than wishful thinking. (Read more in

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Update: Guidelines for Returning Citizens to Register to Vote

  Starting January 8, 2019, Floridians who have completed their sentences for previous felony convictions may register to vote (with the exception of those who committed murder and felony sex offenses). David Maer from the State Attorney’s Office and Public Defender Carlos Martinez clarified some of the questions we had regarding the implementation of Amendment …

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Former Felons Can Register to Vote on January 8, 2019

January 8 is a historic day in Florida. Amendment 4, passed by voters in November 2018, restores the right to vote for as many as 1.4 million former felons. Under Florida’s Constitution, it goes into effect on Tuesday, January 8. Before the amendment passed, those who served their time could apply for clemency to a …

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