SIGN THE PETITION to have Floridians' voting rights restored


In order to make sure that the Voting Restoration Amendment appears on the 2018 ballot, we need to collect petitions from nearly 700,000 Florida voters. Every signature counts, so make sure to let your voice be heard!



1.6

million Floridians have had their voting rights taken away

5 to 7

years a citizen must wait before they are able to file for clemency

21

% of the African American voting population disenfranchised in Florida

10

% of Florida's total voting-age population disenfranchised


BALLOT TITLE: Voting Restoration Amendment


BALLOT SUMMARY: This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.
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Commonly asked questions:

What am I agreeing to?
Your petition states that you'd like to see the Voting Restoration Amendment on the ballot for 2018. At that point, as a registered Florida voter, you will have the opportunity to vote for or against this amendment to Florida's state constitution.

Why can't I do this online?
In order to put forth an amendment to the Florida constitution via a ballot initiative, the sponsor committee is required to collect upwards of 700,000 hard copy petitions and submit them to the Division of Elections who will compare the info on the form with their database (including signature) and validate your petition.

I'm not sure if I already signed a petition. Should I fill out another one?
Yes, the Division of Elections will only count one petition per individual, and there is no penalty for accidentally filling out more than one.

How can I help with this effort?
You can send your friends to our Voting Restoration Rights page. Or, make copies of the petition and ask your friends and family to sign them. Please mail them back to the above address by December 31, 2017 so that they will be counted ahead of the collection deadline.

I'm not a registered Florida voter, but I'd like to keep up with the campaign. How can I do that?
Sign up here anyway and we will communicate with you in the coming months about the Restoration Rights campaign and other issues pertaining to voter access in the state of Florida.

Have additional questions? Email us at contact@fcvoters.org

For more information on the Florida Restoration Rights Campaign, go to Floridians for a Fair Democracy

For more information on the historical disenfranchisement of Florida citizens, download Florida: An Outlier in Denying Voter Rights by the Brennan Center for Justice

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