Ten Hillsborough County residents are getting their right to vote back Tuesday afternoon after serving their felony sentences. That’s despite the fact that they are too impoverished to pay for fines and court fees.
Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren calls it the “rocket docket.”
Warren says there’s no danger that these people will lose their re-gained right to vote depending on the outcome of the State of Florida’s appeal of a recent court decision.
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Tuesday was a historic day in Hillsborough County as the first Voting Rights Docket was held. The purpose is to provide a path to restoring voting rights for returning citizens who cannot afford to pay those costs but are otherwise eligible to have their right to vote restored. pic.twitter.com/EcMWiWksgT
— State Attorney 13th (@sao13th) June 3, 2020
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