Fla. High Court Says Ex-Felons Must Pay Fines Before Voting

Law 360

A voter approved Florida constitutional amendment restoring ballot rights to former felons requires the payment of all court-ordered financial obligations, including fines, restitution and fees, before an ex-felon can vote. “The decision today by the Florida Supreme Court changes nothing in the ongoing federal lawsuit,” said Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights and redistricting. “We will continue to fight to ensure that people with felony convictions are not denied the right to vote based on their inability to pay. 

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