By now nearly everyone in Florida is well aware that 'Election Day' is right around the corner and of course some Floridians have already taken advantage and voted early. However there are a few things on the ballot that you should know about, 'The Amendments.' Florida voters will decide on 12 state constitutional amendments this year, which are the following;
- Amendment 1 - Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption
- Amendment 2 - Limitations on Property Tax Assessments for Non homestead Property
- Amendment 3 - Voter Control of Gambling in Florida
- Amendment 4 - Voting Restoration Amendment
- Amendment 5 - Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees
- Amendment 6 - Rights of Crime Victims; Judges
- Amendment 7 - First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities
- Amendment 8 - This amendment was removed by the Florida Supreme Court - will not appear on ballot
- Amendment 9 - Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces
- Amendment 10 - State and Local Government Structure and Operation
- Amendment 11 - Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes
- Amendment 12 - Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers
- Amendment 13 - Dog Racing
However, the question a number of people have asked is.... 'What do these amendments actually mean? Studies have shown in the past that voters were often confused by some of the language of the amendments. For instance some amendments may be written in a way where voters think they are opposing something if they vote no, when in fact a "No" might actually mean the opposite. Thankfully various organizations have dedicated time to help voters better understand what they are voting on. One of those non-partisan organizations is the well-known League of Women Voters Of Broward County.
To assist in breaking down the amendments some of our iHeart personalities teamed up with LWV and high school student Madison. Find out more about the 12 amendments that will be on this years ballot.
Early Voting continues from
Oct 22nd, 2018 to Nov. 4th, 2018
Election Day Nov 6th
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LWV Of Broward County | League of Women Voterswww.lwv.orgJulie Kessel, President of the St. Petersburg Florida Area League, talks to The Union Edge about the FIRST municipality post-Citizens United to abolish Super PACs and limit foreign corporate spending in local elections.
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Julie Kessel, President of the St. Petersburg Florida Area League, talks to The Union Edge about the FIRST municipality post-Citizens United to abolish Super PACs and limit foreign corporate spending in local elections.