Florida absentee ballots were mailed out to voters last week. The two-page ballot includes 11 proposed amendments to the constitution, each of which are explained in long, detailed paragraphs.
As a recipient of a Florida absentee ballot myself, I know that the proposed constitutional amendments can be confusing. The government jargon and lengthy wording can easily mislead voters into choosing an answer opposite of what they intended.
Thankfully, the Tampa Bay Times has created a 2012 Florida ballot guide. The guide lists the proposed amendments and their respective meanings. It also tells you what it means if you chose to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the amendment.
The Tampa Bay Times’ 2012 Florida Ballot Guide can be read here.