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Voter Registration in Escambia County
as of 10/31/2014


Affiliation Voters
Republican 87,992
43.7%
Democrat 72,279
35.9%
No Party Affiliation 35,540
17.6%
Minor Parties 5,677
2.8%
Total 201,488  

Our Mission:

"To ensure all qualified citizens are free to exercise their fundamental right to vote in open, impartial and secure elections."

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Persons Convicted of a Felony

  1. Does a felony conviction affect the right to vote in Florida?
  2. What is the process to determine a voter’s status as it relates to a felony conviction?
  3. What is required to have my civil rights restored?
  4. How can I start the process to have my rights restored?
  5. How can I check to see if my rights have been restored?
  6. I have been convicted of a felony, but my name has not yet be removed from the active voter roll. Can I still vote?
  7. If I have been convicted of a misdemeanor, are my voting rights affected?
  8. If I am on probation, may I vote in Florida?
  9. If I have been arrested and am awaiting trial, may I vote?
  10. If my rights have been restored, do I need to bring my certificate when I register to vote?
  11. If my voting rights have been restored, what do I do next so that I may vote?
  12. When is the deadline to register to vote?

Does a felony conviction affect the right to vote in Florida?

A person who has been convicted of a felony is not eligible to vote in Florida unless they have had their civil rights restored. Once their civil rights have been restored, they can register to vote. (F.S. 97.041, 97.051, 101.045)

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What is the process to determine a voter’s status as it relates to a felony conviction?

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What is required to have my civil rights restored?

There are several conditions that must be met before a person’s civil rights can be restored. Here are a couple of links for more information:

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How can I start the process to have my rights restored?

Contact the Florida Commission on Offender Review

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How can I check to see if my rights have been restored?

Contact the Office of Executive Clemency

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I have been convicted of a felony, but my name has not yet be removed from the active voter roll. Can I still vote?

No. If you have been convicted of a felony, you are not eligible to vote even if your name still appears on the active roll unless and until your voting rights have been restored.

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If I have been convicted of a misdemeanor, are my voting rights affected?

No. Only a felony conviction affects civil rights and voting. (F.S. 97.041)

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If I am on probation, may I vote in Florida?

Felony probation must be completed before civil rights may be restored. Once your civil rights are restored, you must register to vote by the deadline in order to vote in Florida. (Rules 6, 9, 10A and 10B, rules of Executive Clemency, State of Florida)

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If I have been arrested and am awaiting trial, may I vote?

If not yet convicted of a felony and otherwise eligible to vote and registered to vote in Florida, then yes you may vote in Florida. (F.S.97.041 (5))

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If my rights have been restored, do I need to bring my certificate when I register to vote?

No. If your rights have been restored, you do not need to present your certificate for voter registration. Just fill out the Florida Voter Registration Application completely and return it to the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office by the deadline. If you have any questions about the form, please contact our office by phone at (850) 595-3900, by email at soe@escambiavotes.com, or Fax at (850) 595-3914. (F.S. 97.041, 97.051 and 97.053(2))

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If my voting rights have been restored, what do I do next so that I may vote?

In order to vote, you must register to vote in Florida by the deadline. To register to vote, complete a Florida Registration Application. Florida Voter Registration Applications may be obtained by:

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When is the deadline to register to vote?

The registration deadline is twenty-nine (29) days before an election.

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