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Season 10, Episode 28 of 99

State law permanently bars people with felony convictions from voting, but a November referendum may change that for some. This election day, more than six million Americans will be unable to vote because of a felony conviction on their records. More than a quarter of them live in Florida, where 1.6 million people -- about 10 percent of the state's voting-age population -- have been convicted of a felony. Florida is one of only three states that permanently bar people with felony convictions from voting. But all that may change this November, when Floridians will vote on a ballot measure called "Amendment 4". If passed, it would automatically restore voting rights to all felony offenders who have completed their sentences, except for those convicted of a murder or sexual offense. Newshour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano has the story.

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