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 2 and what a yes vote on it means at the polls.
Amendment 2: Veterans Disabled to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount
This proposed amendment would give disabled veterans who did not live in Florida when they entered the military a break on their property taxes. It essentially extends the homestead property tax discounts to include them.
This is another amendment that faces strong opposition. The League of Women Voters of Florida says this amendment could cost local governments as much as $15 million over the first three years of its implementation.
Supporters argue the amendment would help veterans and might assist in boosting the housing market.
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