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Civil Rights Restoration

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/