‘Baffled’ and ‘scared,’ U.S. felons face hurdles after regaining right to vote


"You can technically have the right to vote but your registrar, if they don't fully understand the law, they might still deny you," said Blair Bowie, a lawyer for the Campaign Legal Center advocacy group. About 1.4 million people with felony convictions in Florida had their right to vote restored in January 2019 after the state amended it constitution. But the state required them to pay off restitution, fines and other costs associated with their sentence.

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