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Win Justice Florida Launches Social Media Campaign To Help Pay Fines of Formerly Incarcerated Felons

Jessica Yeary
Jessica Yeary being sworn-in virtually as public defender

With the deadline to register for the Presidential Election less than a month away, last-minute voter registration efforts are ramping up. Win Justice Florida is using Facebook and other social media outlets to highlight a service felons can use to help get their voting rights restored. Melissa Morales is the State Director for the group.

"We heard that they were raising funds to actually get people's fines and fees paid off. So we really just wanted to help uplift their efforts and raise awareness that this is a service available to people," said Morales.

The deadline to register is Oct 5. Most felons who have paid off all fines, fees, and restitution after being released from prison and probation or parole can register to vote. Those who committed felony sexual assault charges or murder are not included.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.