Voters rights restored, and they don't know
The cumbersome bureaucracy for restoring civil rights of ex-felons lags far behind in letting the potential voters know. The lag suggests the full impact of Gov. Charlie Crist's bold push to reverse a history of disenfranchisement won't be seen this November.
A St. Petersburg Times analysis found that while some 88,000 former nonviolent felons are newly eligible to cast a ballot for the first time in this presidential election, less than 10 percent, or roughly 8,200, were registered to vote as of the end of May. Story here.