An amendment to expand voting rights to those with prior felony convictions passed in Florida, giving the right to vote to over one million citizens in the state. Florida's Amendment 4 automatically restores voting rights to those with prior felony convictions when they complete their sentences but does not apply to those with felony murder of sexual offense convictions.
The amendment was one of at least three measures on ballots across the country relating to voting rights. Michigan voted to make it easier to register to vote with the state's Proposal 3 passing, according to The Associated Press. The proposal authorizes automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, straight ticket voting; and adds current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution. Nevasa's ballot proposal to make it easier to register to vote also passed.