What is Amendment 4?
On November 6, 2018, Florida voters passed Voting Restoration - Amendment 4. This amendment
restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they have completed all terms of
their sentence, including parole or probation. This amendment does not apply to people convicted
of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless
their rights have been individually restored.
If I am a felon, how do I know if my rights have been restored?
It is up to the individual to know whether they are eligible to complete a voter registration application,
including whether they are now eligible to vote under Amendment 4.
Starting on January 8, 2019, certain convicted felons who have completed their sentences, including
parole and probation, will have their voting rights automatically restored and will be eligible to register
to vote (with the exception of those convicted of murder or sexual offenses).
Standards Governing Eligibility to Vote after a Felony Conviction
You may search for your eligibility or apply for your Restoration of Civil Rights through the
Florida Office of Executive Clemency:
If I was removed from the voter rolls due to a felony conviction
will I automatically be registered to vote?
No. You must re-register to vote before you can participate in any election.
Registrations must be submitted at least 29 days prior to an election in order to be eligible to
participate in that election.
How will the Supervisor of Elections office handle voter registration applications now?
The Supervisor of Elections office will accept and process voter registration applications as usual.
It is up to the individual filling out the registration application to ensure the information being supplied,
including restoration of voting rights, is accurate.
How do I register to vote?
Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office
500 N. Orange Ave.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Online: www.RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov (requires a Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID)
By mail: The statewide voter registration application form is available for download here (in English/ en Español)
available at any local library.
Now that I have registered to vote, what happens next?
Once notice is received by our office that your application has been processed by the state
Division of Elections, we will mail you a Voter Information Card. You should receive that card
within a few weeks of completing the voter registration application.