There are several amendments on this year’s ballot, and one drawing a lot of attention is Amendment 4.READ MORE: Monroe Co. Has New Re-Entry Stickers In Case Of Checkpoints
This amendment restores the voting rights for former felons, except murderers and sex offenders, who complete their sentences, paid restitution and fulfilled parole or probation requirements.
Currently, former felons must wait at least 5 years after completing their sentences to ask the Florida Clemency Board, made up by the governor and the Cabinet, to restore their rights.READ MORE: 'The ACA Is Here To Stay': Florida Lawmakers React To Supreme Court Decision Saving Obamacare
If passed, Amendment 4 would affect 1.5 million Floridians.
Joining Facing South Florida this week to discuss the amendment is Desmond Meade – Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy and President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.MORE NEWS: Grab The Bug Spray: Rainy Season Is Mosquito Season And The Blood Suckers Are Back