October 23, 2019
In The Public Interest
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Making Sense Of The Florida Constitutional Amendments We’ll Be Voting On.

Jacksonville FL, October 19, 2018. There are twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on the General Election ballot. There were originally 13, but #8 was removed by the Florida Supreme Court. Some of these amendments bundle multiple issues into a question, which only adds to the possibility of confusion, because they are all-or-nothing amendments. Each of these amendments should be carefully considered because if they receive 60% voter approval, they will become law next January.

The best overview and explanation we’ve seen can be found at bereadytovote.org, the official voter service initiative of The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund. Here you’ll find information on each amendment, the impact of a “yes” or “no” vote, and a list of groups supporting each amendment:
https://bereadytovote.org/constitutional-amendments/

Also available on the site is  a strictly non-partisan voter guide that shows your candidates and their responses to policy questions important to Floridians: https://www.vote411.org/ballot)

Florida Today also has published an editorial on this subject if you’d like to compare points of view.

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