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Court Bars “Poll Tax” Against Formerly Incarcerated Voters in Florida

HeadlineFeb 20, 2020

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the state of Florida cannot require formerly incarcerated people to pay all fines related to their sentences before they can register to vote, comparing it to an unfair poll tax. Voting rights advocates warned the Republican-led move would have disenfranchised many of the 1.4 million people who were re-enfranchised in 2018 after Florida voters approved the historic ballot measure, Amendment 4.

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