From the Daytona Beach News-Journal:
Come Jan. 8, Edward Barnes and 1.4 million other Floridians become eligible once again to register to vote. Although Amendment 4, restoring felons’ voting rights, passed with 64.5 percent of the vote on Nov. 6, another hoop for advocates appears to be emerging.
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, who opposed it before the election, told Gate House Media the amendment can’t take effect until lawmakers settle on “implementing language,” when they begin the next session.
Melba Pearson, deputy director of the ACLU of Florida is quoted in the article saying “The amendment is self-executing. There is no role for the Legislature to play. The ballot language was designed so there would not be the need for anyone to get involved. It was upheld by the Supreme Court of Florida.” Read full article here.