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Felony Convictions

You may have been disqualified from voting by mistake because:
  1. Your name and identifying information are the same or nearly the same as a convicted felon;
  2. You have a felony conviction but have had your right to vote restored;
  3. You had a felony arrest but the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor by the court;
  4. You have a felony arrest but it did not result in a conviction; or
  5. You had an arrest or a conviction, but it was not for a felony offense.

If you believe you fall into one of the above categories, you may contact your local Supervisor of Elections or the Department of State's Bureau of Voter Registration Services for verification of your circumstances. If you were disqualified because your name and identifying information are the same as a convicted felon, FDLE will require a set of fingerprints to verify that you are not this person. There will be NO COST for this fingerprinting process, other than what may be charged by the local law enforcement agency to take your fingerprints. For more information regarding this service, please contact FDLE's Criminal History Record Maintenance and Compromised Identity Unit at (850) 410-7898.

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