Florida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay fees before voting

[NOTE: Persons required to register still can not get their voting rights back]

Florida’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that convicted felons must pay all fees related to their sentences before voting. The court decided in its ruling that “all terms of sentence” includes not only terms of a person’s imprisonment and supervision, but also fines and other obligations imposed as part of a punishment.

Two-thirds of those whose voting rights would have been restored, will not be able to vote until they pay their fees. In many cases, that will mean never.

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