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The Approved Florida Consitutional Amendments

The Florida Constitutional Amendment Ballot for 2018.

The Florida Constitutional Amendment Ballot for 2018.

Brendan Guillen

The Florida Constitutional Amendment Ballot for 2018.

Brendan Guillen

Brendan Guillen

The Florida Constitutional Amendment Ballot for 2018.

Brendan Guillen, Reporter

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Citizens had been able to vote for the Florida Constitutional Amendments since October 22, 2018, up until November 6th, 2018.

Of the six amendments proposed and six revisions, five amendments were passed. The most notable of those is the Fourth Amendment, which gives ex-felons who have already served their sentencing the right to vote. Ex-felons have not had the ability to vote since just after the American Civil War in 1868. With the amendment’s passing, 1.6 million Floridians are now granted the right to vote.

Amendment Three, which puts citizens in control of the casinos, was also approved. The Florida legislative department has no say over the regulation of the casinos but retains power over other forms of gambling including taxation and overseeing the businesses taking part in gambling.

Amendment Six was also passed, giving crime victims rights, supplying them with written notification of their rights and raising the retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70 to 75.

With the results of the 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Election along with the approved amendments, the state has shown a significant amount of change, on both sides of the isle.

Brendan Guillen, Reporter

Brendan is a Junior Creative Writing major who has a passion to expand the reach of the OCSA Ledger and keep the expanding audience informed in an educated...

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