This Formerly Incarcerated Woman Just Voted For the First Time Since 1997 | NowThis

This formerly incarcerated woman is one of thousands of Floridians whose voting rights were restored in 2018 — and she just cast her first vote since her 1997 conviction
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In US news and current events today, this woman cast her first vote since her 1997 felony conviction. Yraida Guanipa is one of thousands of formerly incarcerated Floridians voting for the first time since their convictions. She lost the right to vote with her 1997 drug conviction. But in 2018, Florida voters restored voting rights to non-violent offenders who had completed their sentences, to register to vote. A year and a half later, the state’s GOP passed a law requiring former felons to pay all fines associated with their sentence before they are able to vote. Critics say this amounts to a ‘poll tax.’ Guanipa continues to advocate for formerly incarcerated people. She sees her first vote in decades as a personal triumph. Florida is a key swing, but Guanipa says voting rights shouldn’t be partisan. Joe Biden has called for rights restoration for the formerly incarcerated. Donald Trump has decried rights restoration as ‘crooked.’ Several polls indicate formerly incarcerated votes generally go to the Democratic Party. More than 8.6 million Floridians cast their 2020 ballots before Election Day.

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