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Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments

Article XI, Sections 5 and 7

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Requires all proposed amendments or revisions to the state constitution to be approved by the voters in two elections, instead of one, in order to take effect. The proposal applies the current thresholds for passage to each of the two elections.

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Keep Our Constitution Clean PC, Inc.
Post Office Box 3068
Orlando, FL 32802-
(407) 843-8880
  Contact: Jason Zimmerman, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 76,632 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 766,200 
Statewide total currently valid: 783,582*
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 an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. 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.
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. 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: Defeated
Approval Date: 04/19/2019 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 10/11/2019 
Attorney General: 10/11/2019 
Sent to Supreme Court: 11/12/2019 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 02/20/2020 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 12/13/2019 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement:  
Made Ballot: 01/31/2020 
Ballot Number: 4  
Election Date: 11/03/2020 
 Votes For: 4,853,402   
 Votes Against: 5,356,792   

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