Restore Voting Rights! Constitutional Amendment Petition Form - Voting Restoration Amendment

Secretary of State of Florida - Kent Detzner

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Over 1.6 million free Floridians, do not have their civil liberties, to include the right to vote. This amendment is intended to restore those rights with the additional language being added to the existing amendment.
"any disqualification from voting arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation."  Except for "person convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense"

The "Voter Restoration Amendment" would automatically restore voting rights for all nonviolent felons who have served their sentences, completed parole or probation and paid restitution. Felons convicted of violent crimes, such as murder, would not be eligible. The amendment would go on next year's ballot, if the Supreme Court approves the wording and supporters can gather enough signatures before the February 2018 deadline.  This measure begins to make members of our society, whole again. Please sign and send to a friend, so this can be added to the to the 2018 ballot for vote.  


https://floridarrc.com/volunteer - Download the petition here and help get the needed signatures. Unfortunately, an electronic petition is not enough. The petition must be signed and mailed to the address on the petition.

We will do a big petition signing push on the weekend of august 19th and 20th if you can join us at Lake Eola, Lake Lily or in Sanford. More information will be sent.



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To: Secretary of State of Florida - Kent Detzner
From: [Your Name]

​Note:  All information on this form, including your signature, becomes a public record upon receipt by the Supervisor of Elections  Under Florida Law, it is a first degree misdemeanor, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.08, Florida Statutes, to knowingly sign more than one petition for an issue. [Section 104.185, Florida Statutes]  If all requested information on this form is not completed, the form will not be valid.​

I am a registered voter of Florida and hereby petition the Secretary of State to place the following proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution on the ballot in the general election:

BALLOT TITLE: Voting Restoration Amendment

BALLOT SUMMARY: 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 would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.

ARTICLE AND SECTION BEING CREATED OR AMENDED: Article VI, § 4.

FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Article VI, Section 4. Disqualifications.— (a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this or any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be qualified to vote or hold office until restoration of civil rights or removal of disability.

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any disqualification from voting arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation.

(b) No person convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense shall be qualified to vote until restoration of civil rights.

(c)No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to any of the following offices:​
(1) Florida representative,

(2) Florida senator,

(3) Florida Lieutenant governor,

(4) any office of the Florida cabinet,

(5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or

(6) U.S. Senator from Florida

if, by the end of the current term of office, the person will have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that office for eight consecutive years. ​