Washington County, FL – Amendment 4, the Voting Restoration Amendment recently approved by Florida voters, goes into effect on January 8th, 2019. Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol F. Rudd will be registering new voters, including former convicted felons who are eligible to vote, at that time.
Most convicted felons who have completed their sentences, including parole and probation, are eligible and will have their voting rights automatically restored on January 8th. However, those convicted of murder or sexual offenses are not able to register to vote unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on case-by-case review.
Voters previously removed from the voting rolls due to losing their voting rights must re-register to vote once their voting rights are restored.
Our office encourages individuals who may be unsure of their voting rights status to contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller in the county where they were sentenced or the Florida Department of Corrections where supervised or incarcerated. Additionally, individuals may search or apply for Restoration of Civil Rights through the Florida Commission on Offender Review, Office of Executive Clemency.
The Washington County Supervisor of Elections office will continue voter education efforts and work with community groups and third party voter registration organizations to encourage and assist newly eligible individuals to register to vote. For more information, contact us at (850) 638-6230.
I would like to personally welcome you to the official web site of the Elections Office in Washington County, Florida. Please take a few minutes to browse through the various features.
Being an involved voter has become more and more important in today's world. It is important for today's voters to be well informed in order to participate effectively in the elections process. The more you know in advance of Election Day, the more pleasant your voting experience will be.
Hopefully, this site will serve the citizens of Washington County well. The elections office is located across the street from the Health Department. If we can be of service to you, please feel free to e-mail, call or visit us in the elections office.
Carol F. Rudd
Washington County Supervisor of Elections