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Florida Constitutional Amendments: Election Results 2020

Florida voters cast their ballots on six constitutional amendments in the 2020 general election, notably deciding to raise the state’s minimum wage with a “Yes” vote on Amendment 2.

See the results for all six amendments below, and click on the links for more information about each of them.

Amendments need 60% of the vote to pass, so the “No” vote wins on Amendment 3 despite getting less than half the vote.

Amendment 1: Citizenship Requirement to Vote

Constitutional Amendment 1

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.

Candidate

Votes

%

Yes
8,307,10979%
No
2,169,68421%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(5,969 / 5,969)

Amendment 2: Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage

Constitutional Amendment 2

Raises minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective September 30th, 2021. Each September 30th thereafter, minimum wage shall increase by $1.00 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30th, 2026. From that point forward, future minimum wage increases shall revert to being adjusted annually for inflation starting September 30th, 2027.

Candidate

Votes

%

Yes
6,391,75361%
No
4,117,81539%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(5,969 / 5,969)

Amendment 3: All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet

Constitutional Amendment 3

Allows all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation. All candidates for an office, including party nominated candidates, appear on the same primary ballot. Two highest vote getters advance to general election. If only two candidates qualify, no primary is held and winner is determined in general election. Candidate’s party affiliation may appear on ballot as provided by law. Effective January 1, 2024.

Candidate

Votes

%

No
4,410,76843%
Yes
5,854,46857%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(5,969 / 5,969)

Amendment 4: Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional Amendment 4

Requires all proposed amendments or revisions to the state constitution to be approved by the voters in two elections, instead of one, in order to take effect. The proposal applies the current thresholds for passage to each of the two elections.

Candidate

Votes

%

No
5,356,79252%
Yes
4,853,40248%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(5,969 / 5,969)

Amendment 5: Limitation on Homestead Assessments

Constitutional Amendment 5

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, effective date January 1, 2021, to increase, from 2 years to 3 years, the period of time during which accrued Save-Our-Homes benefits may be transferred from a prior homestead to a new homestead.

Candidate

Votes

%

Yes
7,437,30074%
No
2,548,32826%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(6,065 / 6,065)

Amendment 6: Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related Disabilities

Constitutional Amendment 6

Provides that the homestead property tax discount for certain veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities carries over to such veteran's surviving spouse who holds legal or beneficial title to, and who permanently resides on, the homestead property, until he or she remarries or sells or otherwise disposes of the property. The discount may be transferred to a new homestead property of the surviving spouse under certain conditions. The amendment takes effect January 1, 2021.

Candidate

Votes

%

Yes
9,305,50390%
No
1,065,30810%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(5,969 / 5,969)

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