The Voting Restoration Amendment was the fourth proposed Constitutional Amendment on the 2018 General Election ballot. “This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.” The amendment passed with 64.55% of the vote and is now part of Florida’s Constitution with an effective date of January 8, 2019.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm whether or not their voting rights have been automatically restored.
If the right to vote is restored, the individual must still register to vote before they are eligible to vote.
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