After Amendment 4 was passed, Florida's GOP-controlled legislature pushed through a bill classifying fines and fees as part of a sentence.
The state of Florida has decided to remove financial stipulations for the restoration of voting rights to the formerly incarcerated.
Florida’s voters approved an amendment in November restoring felons’ voting rights. But even as ex-prisoners begin registering to vote, questions remain as to how these potential votes will translate into political power.
Local election supervisors have raised concerns about how to accurately identify returning citizens who fit the criteria to have their voting rights restored.
One in five Black Floridians do not have the right to vote due to prior convictions, for which they have already served the time.