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.
Felons’ Rights Cause Divides In Closing Days Of Florida's Legislative SessionWith days left before the legislative session ends Friday, the Senate sponsor of a proposal aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment on felons’ voting rights said he worked all weekend to reach what he called a compromise with his House counterpart.
Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Speaking Event In Miami Gardens Interrupted When Woman's Van Slams Into BuildingAn event that Democratic Presidential Candidate Cory Booker was speaking at received a loud interruption Sunday afternoon.
Florida House Passes Bill Allowing Ex-Felon Voting RightsA controversial bill on voting rights for felons is making its way through Florida congress.
Felons’ Voting Fight Heads To Florida House FloorBackers of a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote for felons continued to wrangle Tuesday with state lawmakers over legislation aimed at carrying out the measure.
Florida Senate Makes Changes Amid Felons’ Voting DebateEveryone agrees a constitutional amendment that appeared on the November ballot was designed to automatically restore the right to vote for some of Florida’s convicted felons.
Restitution A Key Issue In Debate Over Amendment 4 Restoring Felons’ Voting RightsKaren Leicht spent nearly three years in federal prison and three months on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in 2010.
Florida's Felon Voting Rights Restoration Bill Wins Approval, Critics ConcernedFlorida's felon voting rights restoration bill won approval Tuesday from a Florida House committee, over the objection of advocates who helped get rights restoration placed in the state constitution.
Florida House Felons’ Rights Plan Spurs QuestionsHookers who’ve been convicted of prostitution three times, cyberstalkers and inmates who expose themselves to prison workers wouldn’t be eligible to have their voting rights automatically restored.
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.
Florida Election Officials Prepare To Register Former FelonsDespite any clear instructions from top state officials, many local election supervisors in Florida say they will soon start accepting voter applications from former convicted felons.
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.
Portland, Maine Pushing To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote In ElectionsA city in Maine is taking another look at granting non U.S. citizens the ability to vote in its local elections.