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Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections

Article VI, Section 2

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This amendment provides that only United States Citizens who are at least eighteen years of age, a permanent resident of Florida, and registered to vote, as provided by law, shall be qualified to vote in a Florida election.

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Florida Citizen Voters
One Independent Drive
Suite 1300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-
(561) 283-9689
  Contact: John Loudon, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 76,632 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 766,200 
Statewide total currently valid: 927,908*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 11/28/2018 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 06/13/2019 
Attorney General: 06/13/2019 
Sent to Supreme Court: 07/15/2019 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/16/2020 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 08/23/2019 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement:  
Made Ballot: 09/19/2019 
Ballot Number: 1  
Election Date: 11/03/2020 
 Votes For: 8,307,109   
 Votes Against: 2,169,684   

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