March 13, 2017

According to the Fair Elections Legal Network they have filed a class action lawsuit against Governor Scott and the Clemency Board to allow former felons to vote.

The Fair Elections Legal Network and the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLCC have filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven former felons, according to a press release the organizations sent out. 

According to this release, Florida is one of only four states that denies the right to vote to all former felons until they petition for rights restoration. Nearly 10,000 former-felons are waiting for a hearing on their restoration applications and 1.6 million Floridians are without the right to vote.

The full article can be read here.