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, Palm Harbor Patch has created a guide on each of the amendments. Let’s take a look at Amendment 1 and what a yes vote on it means at the polls.
Amendment 1: Health Care Services
This proposed amendment would give Florida the ability to opt out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
A number of organizations have taken a strong stand of opposition against this amendment, including the League of Women Voters of Florida. The concern is this amendment conflicts with federal law and might be declared unconstitutional.
Supporters of the amendment say it would send a message to Congress that it overstepped its authority by requiring people to purchase health insurance.
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.
Florida’s Constitutional Amendments: What Yes Votes Mean