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Civil Rights Restoration / Amendment 4

 

   What is Amendment 4?

    On November 6, 2018, Florida voters passed Voting Restoration - Amendment 4. This amendment

    restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they have completed all terms of

    their sentence, including parole or probation. This amendment does not apply to people convicted

    of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless

    their rights have been individually restored.

 

 

   If I am a felon, how do I know if my rights have been restored?

    It is up to the individual to know whether they are eligible to complete a voter registration application,

    including whether they are now eligible to voter under Amendment 4.

 

    Starting on January 8, 2019, certain convicted felons who have completed their sentences, including

    parole and probation, will have their voting rights automatically restored and will be eligible to register

    to vote (with the exception of those convicted of murder or sexual offenses).

 

    You may search for your eligibility or apply for your Restoration of Civil Rights through the Florida

    Office of Executive Clemency:

  •           Online:        https://www.fcor.state.fl.us/clemency.shtml  
  •              By email:    ClemencyWeb@fcor.state.fl.us 
  •              By phone:   (800) 435-8286 or (850) 488-2952
  •              By fax:        (850) 488-0695
  •              By mail:      4070 Esplanade Way
  •                                 Tallahassee, FL 32399

 

 

   If I was removed from the voter rolls due to a felony conviction will

   I automatically be registered to vote?

    No. You must re-register to vote before you can participate in any election.

 

    Registrations must be submitted at least 29 days prior to an election in order to be eligible to

    participate in that election.

 

 

    How will the Supervisor of Elections office handle voter registration

   applications now?

    The Supervisor of Elections office will accept and process voter registration applications as usual.

    It is up to the individual filling out the registration application to ensure the information being supplied,

    including restoration of voting rights, is accurate.

 

 

   How do I register to vote?

        In person:

                            Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office

                            500 N. Orange Ave.

                            Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

                            Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM

 

    Online:   www.RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov (requires a Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID)

 

             By mail:   The statewide voter registration application form is available for download ​​here 

                             or available at any local library.

 

 

   Now that I have registered to vote, what happens next?

    Once notice is received by our office that your application has been processed by the state

    Division of Elections, we will mail you a Voter Information Card. You should receive that card

    within a few weeks of completing the voter registration application.