The Lower Keys League of Women Voters in partnership with the state league and the Florida Bar Association is sponsoring a two-hour, free Amendment 4 workshop for lawyers and interested volunteers. Lawyers who complete the workshop will receive two CLE credits.
Saturday’s workshop on June 29 runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Those wishing to participate should pre-register at http://bit.ly/implementationcle. (Use the “ticket” link in the event to register. There is no charge for the workshop.)
The Lower Keys chapter will host voter registration 1 p.m.-4 p.m., immediately following the workshop.
The workshop will be held in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1300 White St.
Voters overwhelmingly supported Amendment 4 in November 2018. That Amendment guaranteed people convicted of felonies and who had completed their sentences and fulfilled their obligations would have their voting rights restored.
Since then, the Florida legislature passed (and Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign) enabling legislation SB 7066, which significantly restricts the ability of citizens with past felonies to register to vote.
To assist with the heavy burden created by SB 7066, the League has crafted CLE-approved training for volunteer attorneys (and other non-lawyer volunteers) to help persons with felony convictions register to vote.