voting rights

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Groups pouring some $5 million into ads to restore voting rights for Florida felons

BY: - October 16, 2018

Voting rights restoration group Floridians for a Fair Democracy and the Second Chances campaign are spending nearly $5 million ahead of the midterm election to generate support for Florida Constitutional Amendment 4. That measure would automatically give back the right to vote to some felons who have completed all aspects of their sentences. The Amendment […]

There’s still a chance to extend voter registration deadline, advocates say.

BY: - October 12, 2018

After a Tallahassee judge rejected extending voter registration for another week because of Hurricane Michael, advocates are still hoping to get an extension. A lawsuit filed Wednesday by civil rights organizations is still pending and the groups still want an extension for voters who want to go to the polls Nov. 6. The American Civil Liberties Union, the […]

Love Vote

New “Love Vote” website promotes poignant stories of Floridians who can’t vote

BY: - July 27, 2018

In Florida’s last midterm general election in 2014, nearly half of the state’s registered voters (49 percent) chose – for whatever reason – not to come to the polls. Meanwhile, more than a million people in Florida are legally ineligible to vote. Now, a New York City-based filmmaker and school teacher has created a website to align the disenfranchised […]