According to Florida Statutes, a felony conviction affects the right to vote in Florida (Sections 97.041, 97.053, 97.055, F. S.).  A person convicted of a felony is not eligible to vote in Florida unless his or her voting rights have been restored.  To vote in Florida, a person who has been convicted of a felony must:

~Have his or her voting rights restored, and
~Register to vote in Florida by the book closing deadline.


Advisory Opinion

A convicted felon is entitled to request an advisory opinion from the Division of Elections regarding:


Anyone needing information on the restoration of civil rights process can start the search at the links below:

Florida Commission on Offender Review (formerly Florida Parole Commission)

 Restoration of Civil Rights (Verify if your rights have been restored)

Clemency Frequently Asked Questions


For more information contact the Office of Executive Clemency:

Toll Free: 800-435-8286

Phone: 850-488-2952

Fax: 850-488-0695


Mailing Address: 
The Office of Executive Clemency
Florida Commission on Offender Review
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450

PLEASE NOTE: Before you can have your rights restored, you must fill out and submit the Clemency Application to The Office of Executive Clemency.

After confirming that your rights have been restored, you must register to vote by completing a Voter Registration Application.

This information is CONFIDENTIAL and will only be discussed with the individual directly affected.

Charles L Overturf III, Supervisor of Elections, Putnam County
Address and Qualifying Office: 
2509 Crill Ave, Suite 900, Palatka, FL 32177
PHONE: (386) 329 - 0224 • FAX: (386) 329 - 0455 • HOURS: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.