Passes with over 60% percent of the vote to become law
Amendment 4, the voting restoration amendment to Florida’s constitution, passes with over 60% percent of the vote to become law.
Desmond Meade, Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy and spokesperson for the Second Chances Campaign, said, “Today Floridians from all walks of life and political persuasions came together to make Florida a better democracy and affirm our shared value that when a debt is paid, its paid. Our victory today shows that if we unify around our shared values, reaching out across parties and beyond politics as usual, we all win.
“Not only is this a victory for those directly impacted, who now have an opportunity to participate in our democracy, this is a win for everyone in our state.”
Amendment 4 restores the eligibility to vote to Floridians who have served their time and completed all terms of their sentence as ordered by a judge – including parole, probation, and restitution. The amendment specifically excludes those individuals who have committed murder or a felony sexual offense.
To learn more about the Second Chances Campaign, please visit secondchancesfl.org.