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A second chance

published on: May 9, 2018

Florida’s system for restoring a person’s eligibility to vote is broken.

If a person is convicted of a felony, they are barred for life from voting in Florida. This excludes more than 1.4 million Floridians from the democratic process. These are our family, friends and neighbors who have completed their full sentences, including probation, parole and restitution — and deserve a second chance.

Florida is 1 of only 4 states in the country whose constitution permanently disenfranchises citizens with past felony convictions.

Second Chances Florida is making virtual calls to reach Florida voters and tell them why Amendment 4 is so important. We’re asking for your help to spread the word.

Sign the pledge to support the Florida Voting Restoration Amendment.

Because Amendment 4 would amend the state constitution, it needs 60% of votes in order to pass. That means people need to know what the amendment is and why it’s important.

Now is the time to return the eligibility to vote to Floridians who have done their time and paid their debts. But we need tremendous support to pull this off. To spread the word far and wide across Florida, we’re going to need a lot help.

Sign the pledge to support the Florida Voting Restoration Amendment.


Florida Conservation Voters in partnership with Second Chances Florida

PS. To read the amendment language, go to