In the State of Florida, felony convictions may result in the loss of voting rights which are not automatically restored upon completion of your sentence. If you have been convicted of a felony, you should not apply to register to vote until you are certain your civil rights have been restored.
Having your rights restored is a formal process in which you petition the Governor to receive a pardon. It can take up to five years to complete this process, and is handled through the Office of Executive Clemency, 4070 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450. For further information, you should contact them directly at (850) 488-2952, toll-free at (800) 435-8286, or online at
Additional resources for information or assistance:
Florida Parole Commission’s Office of Executive Clemency online Civil Rights Restoration Search https://fpcweb.fpc.state.fl.us/ (your search should include all variations of your name including nicknames).
American Civil Liberty Union at (813) 286-3439, or (813) 287-1698 https://aclufl.org/
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition at (877) 826-8682 or http://restorerights.org/