Information about Voter Service and other helpful voting resources
Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy. The leaders we elect make the decisions that affect us, our jobs, healthcare, energy costs, education and more. We help you get registered, know the candidates and issues, and vote.
Following the proper procedures for registering and voting ensures that your vote is counted and your voice is heard!
LWVFL Voter Registration, Education and Engagement
League Voter Services include voter registration drives, candidate forums, public informational meetings and voter guides. LWVFL promotes electoral reforms that make voting easy, equitable, and effective at expressing public will through election results.
In Florida, individuals convicted of most felony offenses have their voting rights restored upon completion of their entire sentence, including prison or jail, probation, parole, and the payment of all outstanding fines. Murder and felony sexual offenses disqualify a person from voting. The only way that voting can be restored to someone with a murder or sexual offense felony conviction is by going through the governor’s Clemency process.
For more information on Amendment 4 restoration of voting rights of persons with felony convictions.
Voter Registration Complications due to passage of Amendment 4
The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is on-line. However, following the passage of Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration for Felons) and subsequent legislation, the on-line voter registration form was changed. Federal Judge Robert Hinkle has said the options on the new registration form made no sense and State Supervisors of Elections are offering the the old form because it is less confusing. You can register with the old form at your local SOE office.