10 July 2004

Voter clemency upheld

State reverses course with plan

By Paul Flemming and Paige St. John, News-Press Tallahassee Bureau
Published by news-press.com on July 8, 2004

TALLAHASSEE — A day after Secretary of State Glenda Hood said 2,465 felons granted clemency should be thrown off voting rolls and have to register again, the state reversed field and will abandon that policy.

“Upon further review, the Department has determined that a felon granted clemency, regardless of when he or she registered to vote, should be eligible to vote,” Hood said in a statement.


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