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DeSantis signs bill preventing public from seeing felon-related voter registration records

Posted at 6:57 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 18:57:24-04

Florida gave felons the right to vote but just how many will be allowed to cast a ballot seems to be a secret we may never know the answer to.

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill preventing the public from seeing any felon-related voter registration records.

The move is unusual because all other voter records are public.

The senator says he plans to file a bill next session to provide the public with more information and track how many felons are successfully registering to vote.

There's also another bill before the governor on felon voting rights. It would require convicts to pay all court fines, fees, and money owed to victims before registering to vote.

The governor has until this week Wednesday to sign or veto that bill.