Starting today, ex-felons can register to vote in Florida



Starting today, many former felons can now register to vote in Florida after Amendment 4 was approved by nearly 65 percent of voters. But some Republican lawmakers, including newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis, want to delay the measure. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joined CBSN with details.

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32 Comments

  1. Too many chalking this up to benifit democrats. You think a felon can't be Republican or Progressive? Open your minds. Felons pay taxes. Not letting them vote is taxation without representation. Pretty basic stuff.

  2. If the their voting rights are restored in Florida and the person moves to another state that doesn’t allow former felons to vote, are their right to vote reciprocal?

  3. I honestly believe there should be a specific framework for deciding eligibility but the felons with non-violent records should be automatic. I'm fairly sure that with my valid Florida license I could find out rather quickly anything recorded on public record.

  4. Good. Those pushing for more limited voting rights don't only display their (semi)covert dislike for less advantaged groups, but they also show they open contempt for democracy. Anyone who says more citizens being able to vote leads to "muh librul voter frawd" is telling you loud and clear that they are afraid of a true democracy.

  5. I'm very happy to see that these former felons who have paid their debt to society are going to be legally allowed to register to vote and when the next elections come around they will be able to vote and make their voices heard and fully participate in American democracy.

  6. I’m tired of bipartisan achievements to be reduced to a partisan argument and blame game. People in jail will go to jail regardless of political is afflictions . When a sentence and debt is paid, whether it is democrats or republicans , everyone should be able to vote that change their lives around.

  7. The "debt to society" ought to end completely when a felon successfully completes probation or supervised release. Lifelong restrictions upon constitutional rights are normally not part of a sentence. I'm a "conservative," too, and disagree with the republicans completely on this.

  8. Starting today, ex-felons can register to vote in Florida: One small step for a man one giant leap for democracy.

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