Florida Elections Supervisors Told Felons Should Cast Regular BallotsFelons who registered to vote in Florida before a major court ruling last month must be allowed to cast regular ballots --- not provisional ballots --- in Tuesday’s presidential election, the top lawyer for county supervisors of elections said Thursday.
Fraction Of Florida Felons Will Be Able To Vote In NovemberWith Florida’s Oct. 5 voter-registration deadline looming, convicted felons and their advocates are scrambling to clear up outstanding court-related debts or take advantage of special programs so that people who have served their time behind bars can cast ballots in this year’s presidential election.
Felons Seeking Voting Rights Hard-Pressed To Pay FeesThe vast majority of people convicted of felonies in Florida can’t afford to pay court-ordered fees, fines, costs, and restitution, public defenders testified Tuesday during a high stakes voting-rights trial.
Florida Judge Says Felons In Federal Lawsuit Can Register To VoteFelons in a federal lawsuit who have completed their time behind bars but can’t afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines can continue to register to vote but cannot cast ballots yet, under an order issued this week by a federal judge.
Judge Gives Partial Victory To Felons In Voting FightIn a battle about a constitutional amendment passed last November, a federal judge said Friday that Florida cannot deny the right to vote to felons who have served their sentences but are “genuinely unable” to pay legal financial obligations.
Federal Judge Hearing Case Tied To Felon Voting Rights In FloridaA federal judge in Tallahassee is now hearing a case tied to felon voting rights in Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Set To Clarify Voting Rights For FelonsThe Florida Supreme Court waded into the legal wrangling over the voting rights of felons, agreeing Thursday to examine whether the state can continue restricting voting privileges to felons who have unpaid fines and fees.
Governor DeSantis To Sign Bill Making It More Difficult For Ex-Felons To VoteGovernor Ron DeSantis said he will sign a bill that would require ex-felons in the state, who were granted the right to vote in a referendum last fall, to pay all financial obligations before they can cast a vote.
Meaning Of ‘Murder’ Key In Felons’ Voting RightsA key Senate panel on Tuesday began grappling with how to carry out a constitutional amendment that “automatically” restores the right to vote to felons who’ve completed their sentences.
Florida Felons Get Voting Rights RestoredMore than 1 million Floridians with felony convictions get back their right to vote Tuesday.
Federal Appeals Court Questions If Felons’ Rights Fight Is MootA federal appeals court is questioning whether it needs to rule in a high-profile case about how Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet have handled requests to restore felons’ voting rights.
Appeals Court Weighs Restoration Of Felons’ RightsUnder a Florida process scrutinized Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, hundreds of thousands of felons are waiting to have their voting rights restored.
Pre-Dawn Round-Up Lands Firepower And Felons Federal agents fanned out across Miami Gardens Wednesday morning to arrest 97 people for guns and drug trafficking.
BSO: "Operation Bullseye" Takes Dozens Of Felons & Guns Off The StreetThe Broward Sheriff's Office is taking aim against felons carrying weapons.
Ex-Con Civil Rights Changed By Clemency BoardThe Florida clemency board and Governor Rick Scott approved changes to the rules governing nonviolent offenders that will now prevent them from automatically getting their civil rights restored after serving their prison sentence.