“Restoring a person’s eligibility to vote gives them an opportunity for redemption and a chance to be full members of their community. Studies by the Office of Offender Review show that people who earn the eligibility to vote are less likely to commit crimes in the future. By helping people become responsible citizens, we create safer communities.”
Walter A. McNeil was elected Sheriff of Leon County in November 2016. In his distinguished 35-year career as a public servant, Sheriff McNeil has served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.