Restoration of Civil Rights
What is Amendment 4?
On November 6, 2018, Florida voters passed Amendment 4 - Voting Rights Restoration.
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.
Applying for your civil rights to be restored is a positive step that will not only allow you to vote but to achieve other goals. For more information please review Applying for Restoration of Civil Rights in Florida.
To verify that your civil rights have been restored you can search the Florida Parole Commissions database or call 1-800-435-8286.
Find here the forms needed to apply for Civil Rights - Clemency Instructions - Clemency Application - Waiver Instructions - Civil Rights Worksheet.
If we can be of assistance please contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 3115-B Crawfordville Highway or call 850-926-7575.