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2016 Voter Guide - November Edition

On November 8, 2016, Floridians will vote on four proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. This Florida TaxWatch Voter Guide is designed to provide voters with information about each of the amendments to help them cast well-informed votes.

Proposed constitutional amendments No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 will appear on the General Election Ballot. Those amendments concern solar energy, medical marijuana, and property tax exemptions for disabled first responders and low-income, long-term resident seniors. Florida voters already approved Amendment 4—providing tax exemptions for renewable energy devices— by 72 percent on August 30, 2016.

The full text of the amendments and the financial impact statements are available in the back of this report for Amendments No. 1 and No. 2. Financial impact statements are not required for amendments proposed by the Legislature, so they are not included with Amendments No. 3 and No. 5.

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