Florida OKs Voting Rights for Some Felons: What Happens Next


Currently, Florida is one of the strictest states when it comes to restoring felons' right to vote, according to NPR member station WLRN.

Several states now prevent convicted felons from voting, but only three states - Florida, Kentucky and Iowa - withhold the right after sentences have been completed. On the other hand, Voter ID requirement laws passed in the two states where they were on the ballot-Arkansas and North Carolina. Any effort to implement sports gambling will now require a 60-percent majority vote from state residents.

MI also passed a law significantly changing the way the state's political lines are drawn for congressional and state legislative districts. Meade crashed banquets, meetings and political parties to sway the hearts of voters to give what he calls "returning citizens" a second chance to participate in democracy. The "Clean Missouri" proposal will eliminate the current system of drawing state legislative districts using a bipartisan committee.

Utah's Proposition 4 is now too close to call, with 50.3% approving the measure and 49% voting against.

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This Utah proposal, which is now tied 50 percent to 50 percent with 73 percent of ballots reporting, would create an independent commission appointed by the governor and legislative commission to draw Utah's congressional and legislative boundaries after the census every 10 years. Coral is one of around 1.4 million Floridians who stand to get their voting rights back after serving their time for committing a felony. "Visit buff.ly/2PlRl9L to find your polling location, and do not forget to bring your current, valid photo ID with a signature".

More than a million felons in Florida will soon have the right to vote, thanks to Amendment 4, but there are questions about how it will work.

Felons who have served their sentences in Florida have in recent years been forced to appeal to the governor and his Cabinet for the restoration of their voting rights. Almost all states allow felons to vote after completing their sentences. Voter registration deadlines could become a thing of the past in three states that are making it easier to take part in elections.

This ballot measure is another automatic voter registration measure.

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Montana approved LR-129 to ban persons from collecting the election ballots of other people, with exceptions for certain individuals.

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In passing Amendment 4, a Florida electorate that elected a Republican governor and appears to be on track to elect a Republican senator also voted to extend voting rights for people with felony criminal records. "You have to focus on not how many votes we got, but the breadth of support".

North Dakota approved Measure 2, establishing an ethics commission responsible for adopting rules related to corruption, elections, and lobbying. "A few exceedingly well-financed special interests are driving a ballot initiative that is mislabeled and anti-consumer in the State of Florida". Bill Nelson and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, supported Amendment 4.

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