To be eligible to vote in Florida you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Florida
  • 18 years of age on or before the date of the next general election
  • Not adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state, or, if you were adjudicated mentally incapacitated, you have had your rights restored by a court.
  • Not convicted of a felony (and not had your civil rights restored)

How do felons get their rights restored?

If you were convicted of murder, or felony sexual offense, voting rights can only be restored through clemency. You can apply for clemency, search for grant of clemency and certificates, and/or find out more information about clemency, visit the website for the Florida Commission on Offender Review.

If you were convicted of any other felony, voting rights are restored upon completion of all terms of a sentence including parole or probation. You may also apply for clemency to restore your voting rights.

To see if you have completed all the terms of your sentence including parole or probation, you can contact the Florida Department of Corrections, and /or the clerk of the court in the jurisdiction(s) in which you were convicted whether that be a circuit court in Florida, a court in another state, or a federal court.