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Florida League of Women Voters recommends 'no' vote on amendments

3:40 PM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There are 11 proposed Florida constitutional amendments on the ballot in this election, with the Florida League of Women voters recommending a "whole-ballot" approach with a "no" vote.

The amendments make ballots across the state the longest in history, with voters now facing choices they've never faced before on 11 constitutional questions.

"We don't think need to go in state constitution," said Angela DeMonbreun who is the First Coast president of LWV.

DeBonbreun said in making presentations before Tuesday's election, she found voters confused by the amendments that range from health care and the courts to several dealing with property taxes and exemptions.

Some voters say they found the amendments difficult to understand.

"Well you have to make sure if you did not read them before hand that when you vote you read them carefully," said Twania Skipper after early voting at the Regency Library on Friday.

"I think they are OK ... they are on there for a reason," said Ivan Marrero after he voted, noting that doing your homework on the amendments is important.

The proposed amendments must get 60% of the vote before becoming part of the constitution.  

First Coast News

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