Article VI, Section 4. Disqualifications.—
(a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this or
any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be qualified to
vote or hold office until restoration of civil rights or removal of
disability. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,
any disqualification from voting arising from a felony conviction
shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon
completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation.
(b) No person convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense
shall be qualified to vote until restoration of civil rights.
The bolded material was added by the voters to the existing text of the Florida Constitution. Note the text approved by the voters says ALL TERMS OF SENTENCE, which would include all fines, costs and restitution. The Florida Legislature did not deviate in any manner from the Amendment.
Also, this “poll tax” diarrhea is just that. A poll tax is a head tax or other tax levied WITH THE SPECIFIC INTENT to disenfranchise poor people.
Criminal fines, costs and restitution are levied in the name of justice.
You don’t have to like or approve of what the Florida Legislature did. But it clearly comports with the text of the Florida Constitution.