Amendment 4: Registering to Vote
The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections office is preparing to register voters based on the enactment of Florida Constitutional Amendment 4. Beginning January 8th, all four of my administrative offices will accept and process voter registration applications, as usual, including from individuals with prior felony convictions who are newly eligible to register pursuant to the terms of Amendment 4. Voters who were previously registered to vote but were removed from the voter rolls due to a felony conviction and have met the requirements of Amendment 4 may re-register to vote starting January 8th under Florida law.
How do I register to vote?
You may apply for voter registration by completing a Florida Voter Registration Application and submitting it to the Supervisor of Elections office. You can also submit an online application at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov or register to vote at the Tax Collector’s office while getting a driver license or identification card. Applications are also available at public assistance offices, centers for independent living, offices serving persons with disabilities, public libraries and armed forces recruitment offices.
How do I find out if I am eligible to vote under the terms of Amendment 4?
Individuals who have been convicted of a felony and are unsure if their sentences have been completed may find information on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where they were sentenced, or by contacting the Florida Department of Corrections where they were incarcerated and/or supervised. When registering to vote, individuals must complete a voter registration application, which includes an affirmation that if a person has been convicted of a felony, his or her right to vote has been restored.
Resources to help confirm Amendment 4 sentence completion obligations:
Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court: firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-637-5413
Florida Department of Corrections: dc.state.fl.us or 850.488.5021
Florida Commission on Offender Review: fcor.state.fl.us or 850.922.0000
Information About Restoring Rights
Agencies involved in the clemency process can be contacted as follows:
Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
Web site: www.brevardclerk.us
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
PO Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302
(877) 822-1991 (toll free) or (850) 410-7000
Web site: www.fdle.state.fl.us/
Voter information - felony convictions: www.fdle.state.fl.us/Voter-Information/Felony-Convictions
Office of Executive Clemency – Commission on Offender Review
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450
Web site: www.fcor.state.fl.us/
Request to restore civil rights: fcor.state.fl.us/restoration.shtml
Inquiries on civil rights status and certificates for those whose rights have been restored: ClemencyWeb@fcor.state.fl.us