OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT of FLORIDA LARRY L. EGER, Public Defender Serving, DeSoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties

Felon Voting Rights

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As of 2018, people with prior felonies never regained the right to vote in Florida, until and unless a state board restored an individual's voting rights. In 2018, Florida voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment 4 of the Florida Constitution, which streamlined the process for a felon to be able to vote in Florida, under most circumstances. If you have been convicted of a felony in the past and your sentence is over, we urge you to research with the Florida Division of Elections for your opportunity to vote in Florida.

The following web page from the Florida Division of Election explains the process for those seeking to vote with a felony conviction.

Florida Division of Elections

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