In 2018, nearly 65 percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution, which automatically restored voting rights to as many as 1.4 million Floridians. Amendment 4 was designed to restore voting rights for convicted felons, except those convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense, upon the completion of all terms of sentence, including prison, parole, and probation.
On June 28, 2019, § 98.0751 Florida Statue was enacted and prohibited returning citizens from voting unless they pay off all legal financial obligations imposed by a court pursuant to a felony conviction even if they cannot afford to pay. At present, there is ongoing litigation surrounding this provision of Florida Statute and the law surrounding this area is ever evolving.
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