On the first day that Florida felons reclaimed the right to vote after decades locked out from voting in the state’s notoriously close elections, ex-Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty was first in line at the Delray Beach elections office.
Seven years after leaving prison, where she served two years for abusing public office, McCarty took what she called her last step toward “getting everything back together in my life.”
“As a former elected official, I know how important it is to vote,” she said. “I felt shut out.”
Read more about former officials who registered to vote again at the Palm Beach Post.