voting rights

CRC Weighs Felon Voting Rights Proposal

Mar 9, 2018

A proposal that could’ve changed the way felons’ rights are restored was withdrawn the Constitution Revision Commission Thursday, leaving a broken system intact for now. But it’s not the final say on the issue.

Proposals To Restore Felons' Voting Rights Move Forward

Jan 23, 2018

Two proposals that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences were approved last week by a Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel.

There are thousands of veterans among the more than 1.6 million Floridians who have lost the right to vote because of past felony convictions. The ACLU of Florida is leading a push to place a proposed Constitutional amendment on the November 2018 ballot that would restore the voting rights of all who complete their sentences, except for those convicted of murder or a felony sex offense. We’re joined by retired Colonel Mike Pheneger, who is helping to get the word out about the ACLU’s petition drive.