Florida voters face a dizzying array of proposed amendments to the state constitution, a daunting dozen measures written in less-than-clear language and requiring voters to do their homework before casting their ballots. And one proposal is raising the ire of good-government activists by asking voters to vote yes or no to restrictions on two seemingly unrelated topics. Amendment 9 would both ban offshore drilling for oil in Florida waters and restrict vaping in offices and other indoor workplaces. Kevin Wagner, a political scientist at Florida Atlantic University, agreed that voters might need to engage in mental gymnastics to make sense of a few of the ballot proposals.
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By Reuters Staff. The proposals are placed on the ballots when people vote in presidential or congressional elections. Proposed amendments to ban gay marriage played a role in President George W. Following are some of the initiatives that already have qualified to be on the ballot or are in the works that could have an impact on the November White House election. Florida - Amendment 2 asking Floridians to vote yes or no to a proposal to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman will be on the ballot. Florida is seen as a crucial swing state in the presidential election.
Social Initiatives on State Ballots Could Draw Attention to Presidential Race
By Reuters Staff. Reuters - Ballot initiatives allow voters to directly decide whether to change state laws or amend state constitutions. The proposals are placed on the ballots in presidential or congressional election years.
About Follow Donate. Barack Obama has grown, taking him from a percentage-point deficit in late September to an 8-point lead in late October. Pew Forum Senior Fellow John Green looks behind these numbers to identify some of the factors that may be driving this shift.