Ending the disenfranchisement of felons gained significant momentum after voters in Florida approved a ballot measure in. “It’s unconscionable that people that have served their time can’t vote,”.
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Felons in Florida won back their right to vote. Now a new bill might limit who can cast a ballot. By Tyler Kendall May 23, 2019 / 8:18 PM / CBS News
Florida was one of four states whose constitution permanently disenfranchises citizens with past felony convictions and grants the governor the authority to restore voting rights. The others are Kentucky and Iowa, where lifetime bars are in place, and Virginia, where the governor has promised to restore voting rights on a rolling basis.
Only Iowa and Kentucky have lifetime voting bans for felons. florida voters overturned that state’s ban. “People who sometimes for no fault of their own are only making minimum wage. can’t ever.
In summary: In Maine and Vermont, felons never lose their right to vote, even while they are incarcerated. In 14 states and the District of Columbia, felons lose their voting rights only while incarcerated, and receive automatic restoration upon release.
He registered in January to restore his voting rights under Amendment 4, which was approved by 64 percent of Florida voters in November. It restores voting rights to people with felony convictions..
With Amendment 4, Florida voters have a chance to dramatically scale back one of the nation’s harshest voting laws for people with felony records. As it stands today, the great majority of people.
According to the Sentencing Project, which is a prison-reform organization, the percentage of felons in other states that cannot vote is 2%. Only Kentucky and Iowa invoke the same kind of legal mandate as Florida. Felons cannot vote unless they petition to get them back.
Felons Can’t Vote in Florida but are Free to Fleece the Public. Florida has been hit harder by the housing crisis than most other states, but the authors of the Herald article, Jack Dolan, Rob Barry, and Matthew Haggman, claim that other states such as Colorado and Alaska do not require a license and have had similar problems with mortgage fraud.