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2016 Florida Statutes
TITLE IX - ELECTORS AND ELECTIONS
Chapter 101 - VOTING METHODS AND PROCEDURE
101.20 - Publication of ballot form; sample ballots.

FL Stat § 101.20 (2016) What's This?

101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots.—

(1) Two sample ballots shall be furnished to each polling place by the officer whose duty it is to provide official ballots. The sample ballots shall be in the form of the official ballot as it will appear at that polling place on election day. Sample ballots shall be open to inspection by all electors in any election, and a sufficient number of reduced-size ballots may be furnished to election officials so that one may be given to any elector desiring same.

(2) Upon completion of the list of qualified candidates, a sample ballot shall be published by the supervisor of elections in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, before the day of election. A supervisor may send a sample ballot to each registered elector by e-mail at least 7 days before an election if an e-mail address has been provided and the elector has opted to receive a sample ballot by electronic delivery. If an e-mail address has not been provided, or if the elector has not opted for electronic delivery, a sample ballot may be mailed to each registered elector or to each household in which there is a registered elector at least 7 days before an election.

History.—s. 5, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 8, ch. 57-166; s. 9, ch. 65-380; s. 1, ch. 75-174; s. 16, ch. 77-175; s. 2, ch. 2013-192.

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Florida
Ballot Measures

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Five ballot measures were certified to appear on the Floridaballot in One measure was on the ballot during the primary election on August 30, , and was approved. Four of the measures were on the ballot during the general election on November 8, Three of the measures were approved and one was defeated.

A total of 28 initiatives were filed for potential spots on the ballot in Florida, though many were withdrawn prior to the filing deadline. The deadline to file petition signatures was February 1, Supporters needed to submit at least , valid signatures to put initiated constitutional amendments on the ballot.

The state legislative session ran from January 12 through March 11, , during which time the Florida State Legislature placed three legislatively referred constitutional amendments on the ballot. The Florida Legislature can put a proposed amendment on the ballot upon a 60 percent supermajority vote in both legislative chambers via a joint resolution. Constitutional amendments, be they legislatively referred or initiated, must be approved by at least 60 percent of the electorate.

The Florida Department of State provided a list of measures, which can be viewed here.

Historical context

See also: History of Initiative & Referendum in Florida and List of Florida ballot measures

A total of 79 measures have appeared on Florida ballots between and

  • An average of seven measures have appeared on the Florida ballot between and
  • From to , about 73 percent (58 of 79 measures) were approved by voters. Roughly 27 percent (21 of 79 measures) were defeated.

In , Florida Amendment 3 raised the requirement for approving a constitutional amendment to 60 percent. Between and , four measures were approved by simple majority, but failed to meet the supermajority requirement and thus were defeated.

On the ballot

August

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCAAmendment 4Energy Provides property tax exemptions for renewable energy devices
Approveda

November 8:

Cost per required signatures

See also: Ballot measure signature costs, and CPRS analysis

The cost of an initiative or veto referendum petition drive can be measured in two key ways:

  1. According to the total cost of gathering the required signatures to put the initiative or veto referendum on the ballot
  2. According to the total cost divided by the number of signatures required to qualify the measure for the ballot or Cost Per Required Signature (CPRS).

This data for Florida initiatives and information about what petition drive companies were used are below:

Ballot Measure:Topic:Petition companyCostSignaturesCPRS
Florida&#;Amendment 2MarijuanaAbrams Harrigan Consulting, LLC and PCI Consultants Inc.$2,,,$
Florida&#;Amendment 1EnergyNational Voter Outreach, Silver Bullet, Inc., and Campaign Audit & Trust LLC$5,,,$
Averages:N/A$4,,N/A$

Not on ballot

Legend
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot = This initiative or referendum failed to reach the ballot and the petition is dead.
Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg = This initiative or referendum failed to reach the ballot in , but petitioners could try to qualify the measure for the ballot in the future.

The deadline to submit signatures for initiatives in order to qualify them for the ballot in was February 1, Initiative petitions in Florida, however, do not expire, which means petitioners can still submit signatures in an effort to qualify their proposals for the ballot in later years.

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCAVoting Rights Restoration for Felons AmendmentSuffrage Restores the right to vote for people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences, restoration of their civil rights, and removal of their disabilities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #Marijuana Legalizes marijuana for users at least 21 years of age; regulates marijuana production and sales Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #Suffrage Restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Energy Permits businesses and individuals to produce up to 2 megawatts of solar power and sell that power to others Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Healthcare Provides for basic acupuncture coverage for certain illnesses and conditions through insurance Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Healthcare Requires health insurance to provide coverage for complementary and alternative health treatments Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Min Wage Increases the hourly minimum wage to $ Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Gambling Gives voters the opportunity to decide on non-tribal gaming in the state Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Marijuana Allows people 21 years of age or older to use, possess, and cultivate marijuana Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Business regulation Requires employers to verify that new employees are authorized to work in the United States by using the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Business regulation Strengthens the power of licenses by making them valid for the lifetime of the person holding the license Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana for those with debilitating conditions as prescribed by a Florida physician and regulated by the Department of Health Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Labor Requires employers with at least five employees to provide paid sick time and employers with fewer than five employees to provide unpaid sick time Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Healthcare Creates the Healthy Florida Plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents and establishes a revenue account to accept federal funds Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #Marijuana Legalizes marijuana for anyone at least 21 years of age and uses sales tax revenue to fund teacher salaries Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #Elections and campaigns Allows voters to vote in primary elections—including legislative, congressional, and gubernatorial—and eliminates government-funded party nominations for those offices Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Transportation Requires voter approval for the creation of tolls and toll increases Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #Marijuana Decriminalizes marijuana and allows people 21 years of age or older to use, possess, sell, and cultivate marijuana without being imprisoned Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg

See also

Florida

External links

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Ballotpedia
About

Overview • What people are saying • Support Ballotpedia • Contact • Contribute • Job opportunities


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2016 Florida
Ballot Measures

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Five ballot measures were certified to appear on the Floridaballot in 2016. One measure was on the ballot during the primary election on August 30, 2016, and was approved. Four of the measures were on the ballot during the general election on November 8, 2016. Three of the measures were approved and one was defeated.

A total of 28 initiatives were filed for potential spots on the 2016 ballot in Florida, though many were withdrawn prior to the filing deadline. The deadline to file petition signatures was February 1, 2016. Supporters needed to submit at least 683,149 valid signatures to put initiated constitutional amendments on the ballot.

The state legislative session ran from January 12 through March 11, 2016, during which time the Florida State Legislature placed three legislatively referred constitutional amendments on the ballot. The Florida Legislature can put a proposed amendment on the ballot upon a 60 percent supermajority vote in both legislative chambers via a joint resolution. Constitutional amendments, be they legislatively referred or initiated, must be approved by at least 60 percent of the electorate.

The Florida Department of State provided a list of measures, which can be viewed here.

Historical context

See also: History of Initiative & Referendum in Florida and List of Florida ballot measures

A total of 79 measures have appeared on Florida ballots between 1996 and 2016.

  • An average of seven measures have appeared on the Florida ballot between 1996 and 2016.
  • From 1996 to 2016, about 73 percent (58 of 79 measures) were approved by voters. Roughly 27 percent (21 of 79 measures) were defeated.

In 2006, Florida Amendment 3 raised the requirement for approving a constitutional amendment to 60 percent. Between 2008 and 2016, four measures were approved by simple majority, but failed to meet the supermajority requirement and thus were defeated.

On the ballot

August 30:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCAAmendment 4Energy Provides property tax exemptions for renewable energy devices
Approveda

November 8:

Cost per required signatures

See also: Ballot measure signature costs, 2016 and CPRS analysis

The cost of an initiative or veto referendum petition drive can be measured in two key ways:

  1. According to the total cost of gathering the required signatures to put the initiative or veto referendum on the ballot
  2. According to the total cost divided by the number of signatures required to qualify the measure for the ballot or Cost Per Required Signature (CPRS).

This data for Florida initiatives and information about what petition drive companies were used are below:

Ballot Measure:Topic:Petition companyCostSignaturesCPRS
Florida Amendment 2MarijuanaAbrams Harrigan Consulting, LLC and PCI Consultants Inc.$2,773,476.49683,149$4.06
Florida Amendment 1EnergyNational Voter Outreach, Silver Bullet, Inc., and Campaign Audit & Trust LLC$5,522,739.59683,149$8.08
Averages:N/A$4,148,108.04N/A$6.07

Not on ballot

Legend
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot = This initiative or referendum failed to reach the ballot and the petition is dead.
Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg = This initiative or referendum failed to reach the ballot in 2016, but petitioners could try to qualify the measure for the ballot in the future.

The deadline to submit signatures for initiatives in order to qualify them for the ballot in 2016 was February 1, 2016. Initiative petitions in Florida, however, do not expire, which means petitioners can still submit signatures in an effort to qualify their proposals for the ballot in later years.

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCAVoting Rights Restoration for Felons AmendmentSuffrage Restores the right to vote for people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences, restoration of their civil rights, and removal of their disabilities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #15-19Marijuana Legalizes marijuana for users at least 21 years of age; regulates marijuana production and sales Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #14-01Suffrage Restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #14-02Energy Permits businesses and individuals to produce up to 2 megawatts of solar power and sell that power to others Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-02Healthcare Provides for basic acupuncture coverage for certain illnesses and conditions through insurance Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-03Healthcare Requires health insurance to provide coverage for complementary and alternative health treatments Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-09Min Wage Increases the hourly minimum wage to $12.50 Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-22Gambling Gives voters the opportunity to decide on non-tribal gaming in the state Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-20Marijuana Allows people 21 years of age or older to use, possess, and cultivate marijuana Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-05Business regulation Requires employers to verify that new employees are authorized to work in the United States by using the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-12Business regulation Strengthens the power of licenses by making them valid for the lifetime of the person holding the license Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #15-21Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana for those with debilitating conditions as prescribed by a Florida physician and regulated by the Department of Health Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-10Labor Requires employers with at least five employees to provide paid sick time and employers with fewer than five employees to provide unpaid sick time Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-23Healthcare Creates the Healthy Florida Plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents and establishes a revenue account to accept federal funds Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #15-15Marijuana Legalizes marijuana for anyone at least 21 years of age and uses sales tax revenue to fund teacher salaries Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICAInitiative #15-18Elections and campaigns Allows voters to vote in primary elections—including legislative, congressional, and gubernatorial—and eliminates government-funded party nominations for those offices Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-07Transportation Requires voter approval for the creation of tolls and toll increases Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg
CICAInitiative #15-24Marijuana Decriminalizes marijuana and allows people 21 years of age or older to use, possess, sell, and cultivate marijuana without being imprisoned Right-facing-Arrow-icon.jpg

See also

Florida

External links

v • e

Ballotpedia
About

Overview • What people are saying • Support Ballotpedia • Contact • Contribute • Job opportunities


Editorial

Geoff Pallay, Editor-in-Chief • Daniel Anderson, Managing Editor • Josh Altic, Managing Editor • Cory Eucalitto, Managing Editor • Mandy Gillip, Managing Editor • Jerrick Adams • Victoria Antram • Dave Beaudoin • Jaclyn Beran • Marielle Bricker • Ryan Byrne • Kate Carsella • Kelly Coyle • Megan Feeney • Tyler King • Doug Kronaizl • Amee LaTour • David Luchs • Brittony Maag • Andrew McNair • Jackie Mitchell • Elisabeth Moore • Ellen Morrissey • Mackenzie Murphy • Paul Rader • Ethan Rice • Abbey Smith • Janie Valentine • Caitlin Vanden Boom • Joel Williams • Corinne Wolyniec • Samuel Wonacott • Mercedes Yanora

Sours: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_2016_ballot_measures
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