As Gov. Rick Scott’s Cabinet meets for its last clemency board meeting before the state’s general election, the conversation surrounding felon voting rights is ramping up. One amendment on the ballot could put a new restoration system in place.
Judge Mark Walker’s decision on Florida’s felon voting rights process has breathed new life into the restoration debate. By declaring the process unconstitutional and giving Governor Rick Scott a deadline to create a new system, Walker has opened the door to many scenarios.
Absentee ballots are already in the mail, but a Central Florida Tea-Party activist is just launching his campaign to short-circuit Amendment 4, the Legislature’s renewable energy tax cut on the August 30 ballot.