No. 4 Constitutional Amendment,
Article VI, Section 4
Voting Restoration Amendment 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. The precise effect of this amendment on state and local government costs cannot be determined, but the operation of current voter registration laws, combined with an increased number of felons registering to vote, will produce higher overall costs relative to the processes in place today. The impact, if any, on state and local government revenues cannot be determined. The fiscal impact of any future legislation that implements a different process cannot be reasonably determined.
Amendment 4, as passed by Florida voters on November 2018, restored the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions who have completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation. Amendment 4 does not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses; persons convicted of those crimes continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Clemency Board, composed of the governor and cabinet, vote to restore their voting rights through a case-by-case process.
Any eligible voter whose voting rights have been restored and wishes to register to vote can download a Florida Voter Registration Application (English PDF, Division of Elections Website). The application should be printed, the required information filled out and signed, and either dropped off at our office or mailed to:
Supervisor of Elections
530 Whitehead St #101
Key West, FL33040-6577
The deadline to update your party affiliation or register to vote is 29 days prior to each election.
Request for an Advisory Opinion (English, PDF)
Request for an Advisory Opinion (Spanish, PDF)
Standards Governing Eligibility to Vote after a Felony Conviction (English, PDF)
Standards Governing Eligibility to Vote after a Felony Conviction (Spanish, PDF)