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Palm Beach County To Help Return Vote To Ex-Felons As Amendment 4 Battle Rages On In Tallahassee

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Lannis Waters
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Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg speaks during the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition statewide bus tour stop Thursday in Palm Beach.

Officials highlighted recent rule changes they say help circumvent state law restrictions derided by critics as a “poll tax” on former felons trying to regain voting rights.

The fate of a controversial law to permit former felons to vote is being decided in Tallahassee, but Palm Beach County officials announced Thursday they are working within the framework of the law as it stands to help former felons find their pathway back to the voting booth.

“We do not want people to be deprived of the right to vote because they cannot afford to pay their court costs and fees,” said Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

Read more at the Palm Beach Post