Your NPR news source

The Hearing

SHARE The Hearing
Embedded : The Hearing Image

Florida is one of only four states that permanently ban people with felony convictions from voting, even after they’ve completed their sentences. On Election Day, Florida voters will get to decide whether to change that system.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

This is a story about who is allowed to vote... and who is not. In Florida, the ultimate swing state, 1.5 million people cannot vote, because they have a past felony on their record. And there is one way to try and get that right back: Ask the governor directly.

More From This Show