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Amendment 4

The Voting Restoration Amendment was the fourth proposed Constitutional Amendment on the 2018 General Election ballot. This amendment started as a citizen initiative which made ballot position through the collection of over 842,000 petition signatures. The amendment passed with 64.55% of the vote and will now be part of Florida's Constitution with an effective date of January 8,2019. 

This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment does not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who will continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.

It is the voter's responsibility to confirm whether or not their voting rights have been automatically restored. Search or apply for your Restoration of Civil Rights certificate through the Florida Commission on Offender Review, Office of Executive Clemency. Starting on January 8,2019, certain convicted felons that have completed their sentences including parole and probation, will have voting rights automatically restored and will be eligible to register to vote.

The Columbia County Supervisor of Elections office will accept and process voter registration applications as usual. Voters who have been previously removed from the voter rolls due to a felony conviction must re-register to vote. Under Florida Law, all voters must be registered at least 29 days prior to Election Day in order to participate in that election.

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Tomi S. Brown, Supervisor of Elections, Columbia County


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