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ORLANDO, Fla. – With the help of a committed grassroots effort, Floridians across the Sunshine State signed and submitted more than 1.1 million petitions and put the Second Chances Voting Restoration Amendment on the November ballot. Floridians from all walks of life believe in second chances and, in November, can vote YES on 4 to make sure that Florida law does too.
Nearly 1.4 million people in Florida, who have served their time and paid their debts to society, are permanently excluded from voting. This amendment will make sure Floridians that have paid their debts in full are given the opportunity to have their voices heard. The amendment specifically excludes those individuals who have committed murder or a felony sexual offense.
Florida has the most restrictive policies in the nation with respect to limiting the ability to vote for citizens who have paid their debts to society. It is one of only four states with a lifetime ban on voting. Current law outlines a long and difficult process to restore an individual’s ability vote