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Restoration of Civil Rights

Restoration Of Civil Rights/Amendment 4

What is Voting Restoration - Amendment 4?

Florida voters passed Voting Restoration - Amendment 4 on November 6, 2018.

The amendment restores voting rights to individuals with prior felony convictions who have completed their sentences, including parole and probation requirements. The terms of the constitutional amendment, which went into effect January 8, 2019, exclude anyone convicted of murder or a felony sex offense unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore voting rights for those individuals.

Click Here for Standards Governing Eligibility for Voting Rights After a Felony Conviction

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 vote 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:    [email protected] 
  •              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:

                            St Johns County Supervisor of Elections Office
                            4455 Avenue A - #101
                            St. Augustine, FL 32095

                            Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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 (in English/ en Español) 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.

Vicky Oakes
St. Johns County
Supervisor of Elections
(904) 823-2238
Toll Free: (888) 960-2959
Fax: (904) 823-2249
4455 Avenue A, Suite 101
St. Augustine, Florida 32095

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