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Ballot Summary: This amendment provides that only United States Citizens who are at least eighteen years of age, a permanent resident of Florida, and registered to vote, as provided by law, shall be qualified to vote in a Florida election.

Article and Section Being Created or Amended: Amends Article VI, Section 2


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Proposed Amendment: ARTICLE VI, Section 2. Electors.

[Replace "Every citizen" with:] "Only a citizen" of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered.

Initiative Information

Date Approved: 11/28/2019

Serial Number: 18-14

Sponsor Name: Florida Citizen Voters

Sponsor Address: One Independent Drive, Suite 1300, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Page 1 of 1

Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 766,200

Statewide total currently valid: 927,908

Valid Citrus County Signatures (as of 08/08/2019): 5,701 


Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections (1 8-14) Because the proposed amendment is not expected to result in any changes to the voter registration process in Florida, it will have no impact on state or local government costs or revenues. Further, it will have no effect on the state’s economy.

Source: Florida Office of Economic & Demographic Research

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