67,000 Ex-Felons Registered To Vote In Florida After Amendment 4 Controversially Struck Down: Report

Depicted in pic: Protesters in support of Florida’s Amendment 4. Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Times/LAWRENCE MOWER According to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, slightly ... Continue Reading →

Federal Appeals Court Rules Florida Felons DO NOT Have To Provide Proof Court Fees Paid In Order To Vote; Republican Governor To Appeal

Photo Credit: [LAWRENCE MOWER, Tampa Bay Times (2019)] More than a year after Florida voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment 4, which restored the voting rights ... Continue Reading →

Georgia Sheriff, Local NAACP Register Jail Inmates To Vote

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the local branch of the NAACP to host a voter registration drive at the Dekalb county jail Wednesday, according to The Atlanta ... Continue Reading →

Florida Legislators Trying To Define ‘Murder’ In Amendment 4 Hearings

In yet another sign that Florida legislators should leave Amendment 4 alone, a new debate in Tallahassee has emerged over what “murder” means. The amendment granted ... Continue Reading →

Florida Republicans Accused Of Trying To Install ‘Poll Tax’ On Felon Voting Rights

Gov.-elect Ron Desantis recently said he believes the Florida Legislature should have time to take a closer look at Amendment 4, which voters overwhelmingly passed as a ballot ... Continue Reading →

Ex-Felons Could Vote More Minorities, Democrats Into Power In Local Florida Elections In 2019 And Beyond

Voters approved Amendment 4 earlier this month, which restores voting rights to approximately 1.7 million people in Florida whose vote was stripped as a result of a felony conviction. The ... Continue Reading →

Georgia Secretary Of State–Who Is Running For Governor–Accused Of Suppressing More Than 30,000 Black Voters

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office has flagged 53,000 voters on the state’s voting rolls–and 70% of those voters are Black, leading to accusations ... Continue Reading →

Polls Show Majority Voter Support For Amendment 4, Which Would Restore Felon Voting Rights In Florida

Recent polls have shown about 70% voter support for Amendment 4, the option on the 2018 Florida ballot that aims to restore voting rights to the nearly 1.7 million people in the ... Continue Reading →

Editorial: Don’t Let Politics Take Precedence Over Voting Rights

This editorial by DJ 6 Minutes of WMBT 90.1 The BEAT! appeared in the May 25th edition of The Gainesville Sun. In November, Florida voters will have an opportunity to finally put this ... Continue Reading →

Will Ex-Felons Finally Get The Right To Vote In Florida?

Florida has the most restrictive laws regarding felony convictions and voting rights in the country: any felony conviction in the state carries with it the penalty of losing the right ... Continue Reading →

Proposed Amendment To Restore Voting Rights To Convicted Felons Moves Forward

The fight to restore the vote to millions of presently disenfranchised Floridians has cleared a legal hurdle that increases the likelihood that the issue may be presented to statewide ... Continue Reading →