Politics
6:05 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

North Miami Beach Supports Voting Rights for Felons

Councilwoman Barbara Kramer and Desmond Meade worked to pass resolution to support voter restoration for felons.
Credit Patricia Sagastume
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Florida has some of the strictest laws concerning a felon’s right to vote. They must apply for executive clemency after a five- or seven-year waiting period. And that’s only if they are deemed eligible.

In an historic gesture, North Miami Beach passed a resolution recently to restore voting rights for felons.

Reporter Patricia Sagastume was at that meeting.

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