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The Florida Roundup
The Florida Roundup is a live, weekly call-in show with a distinct focus on the issues affecting Floridians. Each Friday at noon, listeners can engage in the conversation with journalists, newsmakers and other Floridians about change, policy and the future of our lives in the sunshine state.Join our hosts, veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami and WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.

12/14/2018: Felon Voting Rights Next Steps

Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring the voting rights of most felons, but with just weeks before it goes into effect, there’s no clarity on how it will be implemented.

Governor-elect Ron DeSantissaid that Amendment 4 should not go into effect until “implementing language” is approved by the Legislature and then signed by him.

That could mean some felons would miss an opportunity to vote. For example, the voter registration deadline for Jacksonville’s next election is February 19, but the Florida Legislature isn’t scheduled to meet until March.

So happens next? That was the focus of this week’s Florida Roundup.

WLRN reporter Danny Rivero joined us along with convicted felon Paul Heroux.

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