Florida law states: "A person who has been convicted of any felony by any court of record and who has not had his or her right to vote restored pursuant to the law...[is] not entitled to register or vote."
If you have a felony conviction and your voting rights have not been restored, you are not allowed to register to vote. If you are a registered voter and the Florida Division of Elections is notified by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the U. S. Attorney, or other agency, that you have been convicted of a felony, the Division will research the matter. If the Division determines that you have been correctly identified and that you have been convicted of a felony, they will pass all of the pertinent information to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Our office will notify you that you have been identified as a convicted felon and will give you the opportunity to present evidence showing that you have had adjudication withheld, had a conviction reduced to a misdemeanor, that the identification is mistaken, or other evidence. If the evidence indicates that you are indeed a convicted felon, your name will be removed from the voter rolls.
If you have reason to believe you may be identified as having a felony conviction, you should contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the action may have been initiated or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to confirm your status.
If you have a felony conviction and believe your voting rights have been restored or you wish to make application to have your rights restored, you should contact the Office of Executive Clemency. The process for restoring your rights changed in 2011. The new rules pertaining to Executive Clemency can be found here on the Florida Parole Commission web site.
You can download a copy of the clemency application form here.
Agencies involved in the clemency process can be contacted as follows:
Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida 32940
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
(877) 822-1991 (toll free) or (850) 410-7000
Florida Office of Executive Clemency
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450
Inquiries on civil rights status and certificates for those whose rights have been restored: fpcweb.fpc.state.fl.us