On Felon Voting, Florida Governor Asks State Supreme Court to Weigh In

August 12, 2019 AT 8:20 AM

By Associated Press

Governor Ron DeSantis is asking Florida's high court to rule on whether convicted felons must pay all fines and fees before getting their voting rights restored in a move that competes with ongoing litigation in federal court on that same question.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday asked the Florida Supreme Court justices to issue an opinion on whether felons must pay all fines and fees before they are eligible to register to vote.

Last year, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, restoring voting rights for felons other than convicted murderers and sex offenders.

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