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S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠emen⁠t⁠ Release: JMI Releases 2022 Flor⁠i⁠da Cons⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠u⁠t⁠⁠i⁠onal Amendmen⁠t⁠ Gu⁠i⁠de

By: Daniel Hollingsworth / 2022

Daniel Hollingsworth

Florida State University

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August 29, 2022


Logan Elizabeth Padgett

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On November 8, 2022, more than 10 million Floridians will head to the precincts all over the state to cast their votes. In addition to electing a governor, a lieutenant governor, 28 members of Congress, 120 members of the State House and 40 of the 40-member Florida Senate, the ballot tasks Floridians with voting on three proposed constitutional amendments. Constitutional initiatives play a pivotal role in the governance of the state, and thus warrant careful consideration.

In an effort to help citizens better understand these new ballot initiatives, JMI has released a 2022 Amendment Guide, in both English and Spanish, analyzing the three ballot initiatives on the 2022 Florida ballot.

“If 2022 has taught us anything, it is that policies matter. This year’s slate of amendments will have far-reaching implications for Floridians, from possibly eliminating a way to amend our state constitution, to potentially adding a property tax exemption for some. It is our hope that The James Madison Institute’s 2022 Amendment Guide will educate voters on the issues present and guide the decisions they make for our future.”­ —Dr. Bob McClure, President and CEO, The James Madison Institute

“This is a pivotal election for the future of the Sunshine State’s governance and economy. It’s important to be informed, and know what the impact of a yes or no vote will be for each of the three amendments. We owe it to our children and their children to carefully weigh each seriously. Our mission is to provide objective help to voters so that they may navigate each of the amendments through analysis and honest appraisal.” —Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute

Click here to read the English version of the 2022 Amendment Guide

Click here to read the Spanish version of the 2022 Amendment Guide

Click here for a one-page synopsis of the 2022 Amendment Guide


The James Madison Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the ideals of limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility. The institute conducts research on such issues as criminal justice, healthcare, taxes and regulatory environments.