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Ex-Felons Turn Out To Vote For The First Time In Florida

Desmond Meade (left), president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, fills out a voter registration form as his wife Sheena Meade looks on at the Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando, Florida. (John Raoux, File/AP)
Desmond Meade (left), president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, fills out a voter registration form as his wife Sheena Meade looks on at the Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando, Florida. (John Raoux, File/AP)

In Florida, people with felonies who’ve completed their sentences and paid all outstanding court fees and fines are able to vote in this election.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley checks in with Desmond Meade, president and executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, on the group’s efforts to raise money to pay off fines and fees and get people registered to vote.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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