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These Ballot Measures are up for a vote this 2020 Election Day.

AMENDMENT 1 — Citizenship for voting

Citizenship for voting The Constitution now says “every citizen” can register to vote, as provided by law. The change would say “only citizens” can vote.

AMENDMENT 2 — Minimum wage hike

If approved, this one would phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage by 2026 — $1 a year, starting in September of next year.

AMENDMENT 3 — Blanket primaries

Registered Democrats vote in Democratic primaries and Republicans vote in GOP primaries in Florida. That means about 4 million independents and members of splinter parties have to wait until the November general elections (except for non-partisan races or local ballot issues.)

Amendment 3 would create a top-two elimination process in contests for governor, Cabinet offices and state legislative races. All candidates would go on the same ballot in the primary and, if none gets more than 50 percent, the top two finishers would have a runoff in November.

That might be two Democrats, two Republicans, or one of each.

AMENDMENT 4 — “Are you sure?” referendum

This referendum would require all future constitutional amendments to be voted on twice.

Whether put on the ballot by public petition initiative or passed by the Legislature, amendments would still have to get 60 percent of the popular vote. If they do, they would be put before the voters a second time for a confirmation ballot in a subsequent election.

 

AMENDMENT 5 — Property Tax Portability

Increases from two years to three the time for accrued “Save Our Homes” property tax benefits that may be transferred from a prior home to a new one.

 

AMENDMENT 6 — Veteran survivor benefits

The property tax discount received by combat-disabled veterans age 65 would be transferred to surviving spouses. The discount would continue until the spouse remarries or sells the property.