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Voting Restoration Amendment

Article VI, Section 4

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This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.

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Floridians for a Fair Democracy, Inc.
Post Office Box 15485
Washington, DC 20003-
(727) 726-8617
  Contact: Desmond Meade, Chairperson
450 Godwin Street
Oviedo, FL 32765-0000

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 76,632 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 766,200 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position. (Signatures are valid from date made and up until next February 1, occurring in an even-number year for the purpose of the amendment appearing on the ballot, provided all requirements are met. Signatures do not expire once ballot position is made): 49,000 
Statewide total currently valid: 841,123*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 10/31/2014 
Undue Burden: 07/02/2015 
Made Review: 09/14/2016 
Attorney General: 09/15/2016 
Sent to Supreme Court: 10/04/2016 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 04/20/2017 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 10/28/2016 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement: 04/20/2017 
Made Ballot: 01/23/2018 
Ballot Number: 4  
Election Date: 11/06/2018 
 Votes For: 5,148,926   
 Votes Against: 2,828,339   

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