Can Felons Vote in Florida
Below you will find information on voting rights for felons in Florida. Where possible we have tried to simplify the answer as much as possible for you and give you the most direct answer of whether felons can vote in Florida.
You will also find links to Florida state operated websites for additional information, and links to information on restoring your right to vote in Florida.
- On Mar. 9, 2011 the Florida rules of Executive Clemency were toughened. Automatic restoration of civil rights and the ability to vote will no longer be granted for any offenses. All individuals convicted of any felony will now have to apply for executive clemency after a five year waiting period. Individuals who are convicted, or who have previously been convicted, of certain felonies such as murder, assault, child abuse, drug trafficking, arson, etc. are subject to a seven year waiting period and a clemency board hearing to determine whether or not the ability to vote will be restored. Prior to the Mar. 9, 2011 rule change some individuals convicted of nonviolent felonies were re-enfranchised automatically by the Clemency Board upon completion of their full sentence, including payment of fines and fees.
- Florida Voter Registration: http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/
- Florida Pardons: https://www.fcor.state.fl.us/clemency.shtml