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Voting rights for felons will be on Florida's November ballot

Source: Miami Herald

For the first time in Florida history, voters will decide whether to grant the right to vote to an estimated 1.5 million convicted felons.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Tuesday that the proposal gained the required 766,000 valid signatures to get on the November ballot. The state elections website showed 799,278 valid signatures.

The proposal would extend voting rights to most convicted felons without a formal hearing process. It would not apply to people convicted of murder or sex crimes.

If 60 percent of voters support the initiative, it will be added to the Florida Constitution.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article196124799.html
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