Restoring Felons the Right to Vote in Florida

In Florida convicted felons cannot vote. Governor Crist has advocated returning civil rights to convicted felons after they have served their time.

Southern states such as Florida have a history of racially based obstructions for minority voters: tactics such as poll taxes, literacy laws, and political gerrymandering.

There are currently over one million African-Americans incarcerated, on parole or probation. Almost all of them are disenfranchised. They cannot vote.

Florida may have to reconsider the voting ban. The argument goes as follows: If the Supreme Court has ruled that the constitutional right to own guns cannot be outlawed by a legislature, then the right to vote should have similar constitutional protections.

If you have been arrested and charged with a felony in Florida contact your local criminal attorney. Know you rights and advocate for a change in the law.

Most criminal defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale can and will help you to know the law and your rights. Call now, get active!