Tallahassee, Fla., Nov 8, 2018 / 16:30 pm
On Tuesday Nov. 6, Florida voted overwhelmingly to amend the state constitution to return the right to vote to convicted felons who had served their sentence. Amendment 4 appeared on the midterm ballot across the state and its passage will restore voting rights to 1.5 million people.
The measure applies to felons who have completed their sentences, but does not include those convicted of murder or felony sex offences. With the adoption of Amendment 4, Florida becomes the 47th state to restore voting rights to felons who have paid their debt to society.
The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops was "pleased" with the passage of Amendment 4, a spokesperson told CNA on Thursday.