RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS AFTER COMPLETION OF FELONY SENTENCE
The Florida Constitution was amended by voters on Nov. 6, 2018, restoring 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 felony sexual offenses.
These new or restored voters will be able to register starting January 8, 2019.
Anyone uncertain or needing clarification of what he/she was convicted of, or whether all terms of sentence have been completed, contact the Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where convicted. For Martin County, call (772) 288-5576 or go to the Clerk’s office at:
100 SE Ocean Blvd.
For other counties, ask our Supervisor of Elections, or a librarian, or visit www.stateofflorida.com/clerks-of-court.aspx. If convicted of murder or a felony sex offense, or have not completed all terms of the sentence, do not register. Misrepresentation on a voter registration form is a felony.
Martin County residents now eligible may register on January 8 or thereafter at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections; hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. at 135 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Stuart, or register online at https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Index. You will need your Florida driver license or Florida ID card, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
For more information and help, contact the Florida Rights Restitution Coalition at https://floridarrc.com/ or call 1-877-MYVOTE-0 (1-877-698-6830).