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STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI’s 2018 Flor⁠i⁠da Cons⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠u⁠t⁠⁠i⁠onal Amendmen⁠t⁠ Gu⁠i⁠de

By: The James Madison Institute / 2018

August 27, 2018
CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett

JMI’s 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

TALLAHASSEE- On November 6, 2018, Floridians will march to the ballot box to cast their votes. In addition to electing the next crop of public officials, the ballot tasks Floridians with passing judgment on 13 proposed constitutional amendments.

As voters and engaged citizens of Florida, it is our civic duty to responsibly educate ourselves on important changes to the Florida Constitution. Through JMI’s 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide, readers can find an analysis of each ballot initiative.

“A well-informed voter is the bedrock of our republic, and it is our hope that The James Madison Institute’s 2018 Amendment Guide will educate voters on the issues present in the upcoming election. Educated voters help ensure that Florida will make prudent decisions for our future, and the importance of this year’s election will be examined for generations to come.”
-Dr. Bob McClure, President and CEO, The James Madison Institute

“With so much on the line and on the ballot in the 2018 election, it would be easy for voters to ‘check out’ by the time they get to the amendments. State Constitutional amendments are in place far longer than any politician. These initiatives are of the highest importance to every Floridian and it’s our responsibility as citizens to weigh each one seriously. It’s our sincere hope that this guide will help voters navigate each of the amendments through objective analysis and honest appraisal.”
-Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute

JMI’s 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide can be found here:


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