primary elections

FL voters were choosy with constitutional amendments; higher minimum-wage close to approval

BY: - November 3, 2020

Florida’s proposed constitutional amendment No. 2 to raise the minimum wage teetered on the brink of approval late Tuesday, with 10.4 million ballots counted and an indefinite number of mail-in ballots still uncounted. The initiative would incrementally raise the minimum wage in Florida to $15 per hour; it is now $8.56 per hour. Overall, 60.78 […]

Constitution

What’s at stake when it comes to changing the Florida Constitution?

BY: - November 3, 2020

There are six proposed Constitutional Amendments on the ballot today. They are important to Floridians. If you haven’t read much about them, or you are still not decided about a particular Amendment, please take a look at a series of stories the Florida Phoenix wrote this fall. We explained the issues and what’s at stake […]

COMMENTARY

ACLU of FL: Three proposed amendments on Nov. 3 ballot ‘endanger Floridians’ civil liberties’

BY: - October 19, 2020

Whether voting by mail or in person in the coming election, Floridians will see six proposed amendments to the state Constitution that they will get to vote on, up or down. The ACLU of Florida believes three of those measures — 1, 3, and 4 — endanger Floridians’ civil liberties and strongly urges voters to […]

FL Supreme Court gives elections officials a deadline to respond to legal attack on primary ballot initiative

BY: - October 15, 2020

The Florida Supreme Court has given Secretary of State Laurel Lee until Tuesday to respond to a petition that could block enforcement of the proposed Amendment 3, which would replace the state’s party primaries with a “top two” or “jungle” primary. The legal wrangling comes as the Nov. 3 elections draws near. Republican House Speaker-designate […]

Voting booths in Leon County

Measure to let independent voters participate in Florida primaries moves closer to the 2020 ballot

BY: - November 4, 2019

A group that wants to let voters decide whether to allow “jungle primaries” in Florida is closing in on its goal of collecting enough voter signatures to place the constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. All Voters Vote Inc. has recorded 753,438 validated signatures with the state Division of Elections as of Monday, just short […]