Whether you head to the polls Nov. 6 to cast your vote or you’re planning on voting early, you can count on having to decipher a very long ballot. In addition to national, state and local candidates, this year’s ballot also includes a number of proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution.
To help speed up the process at the polls, Clearwater Patch has created a guide on each of the amendments. Let’s take a look at Amendment 11 and what a yes vote on it means at the polls.
Amendment 11: Additional Homestead Exemption for Low-Income Seniors who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value
This amendment would grant full homestead property tax relief to seniors in the low-income tax bracket who have lived in their homes for 25 years or more.
Opponents, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, say this amendment would take away from state revenues and cost an estimated $27.8 million over the first three years of implementation.
Supporters say the measure would help low-income seniors who are trying to survive on fixed incomes.
What a Yes Vote Means
A vote of yes on this amendment is a show of support for its passage.
For complete wording of the amendment, visit the Florida Division of Elections online.