Jail Voting Toolkit: Voter Policies Are Inconsistent and Insufficient in Florida Jails

February 8, 2022

Our democracy works best when all voters can participate. The fundamental right to vote is central to the full and equal participation of people in America. It is critical that all voters have a say in who represents our interests, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

Every vote matters. However, too many eligible voters face needless and discriminatory barriers that limit this right. This is particularly true for eligible voters in Florida county jails.

This toolkit is a guide to how each of us can advocate so that all voices are heard. Together, we can organize, engage, and fight for policy changes in our communities to ensure county jails have policies and procedures in place that ensure equal access to the ballot. This guide focuses on county-level advocacy, as each county in Florida is distinct in its policies on voting in jail. This is just a starting point for action that must happen at every level of government so no voter is denied their right to register to vote, cast a ballot, and have that ballot counted.

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