Amendment 4 passes and restores ex-felon voting rights

By Bruno Halpern

Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor

This amendment excludes those convicted of murder and sexual offenses. Currently, former felons must wait at least 5 years after completing their sentences to ask the Florida Clemency Board to restore their rights.

According to Samuel Sinyangwe, a data scientist and policy analyst, this Amendment gives voting rights back to 40 percent of all black men in the state of Florida. In total, over 1 million ex-felons can vote in the next election.

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