On Tuesday as many as 1.4 million felons who have served all terms of their sentences will get the right to register to vote in Florida thanks to voters approval in November of Amendment 4, a day that felons’ voter rights champion Desmond Meade said would be historic and a celebration. “Tomorrow when returning citizens across […]
Second Chances Florida, a group supporting a constitutional amendment which would restore voting rights to felons who have served out their sentence, says it’s been in touch with millions of people throughout the state as they prepare to vote on the measure Tuesday. Amendment 4 would grant felons voting rights so long as they were not […]
Nearly three quarters of Florida voters say they would support a ballot amendment to restore voting rights to ex-cons, a new poll found. The survey, conducted jointly by North Star Opinion Research and EMC Research, found that supermajority support for the measure regardless of the political party. “This amendment has the strong bipartisan support needed […]
Florida, by most accounts, has one of the worst records for restoring the civil rights of reformed felons. Per the Christian Science Monitor, more than a third of ex-felons who can’t vote live in Florida. Despite a U.S. District Judge ruling that Florida’s practice violates both First Amendment and equal-protection rights of former prisoners, and must […]
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