Referendums & Constitutional Amendments

Florida Constitution Amendments

Proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution may be made by a joint resolution of the Florida Legislature, a citizens’ initiative, a proposal from the Constitution Revision Commission, or a proposal from the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission. Below are the six amendments that will be on your 2020 General Election ballot:

Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections (1)

Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage (2)

All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet (3) 

Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments (4)  
Limitation on Homestead Assessments (5)

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

For more information on these amendments and to view the text, please visit the Division of Elections website.


City of Jacksonville Referenda

An amendment to the City of Jacksonville charter by referendum may be proposed by ordinance or by a petition signed by qualified voters of Duval County. Below are the ballot titles and referenda questions which shall appear on the 2020 General Election ballot.

"Amending Jacksonville Charter, granting city council authority to appoint and remove four JEA board members"

Shall the Jacksonville Charter be amended to create a new Section 4.03 and amend Section 21.03 which will (1) grant to City Council the executive power to appoint and remove four members of the JEA Board and (2) amend the qualifications of Board members?"

______   YES

______   NO

Ordinance 2020-100-E
Financial Impact Statement

"School Capital Outlay Sales Surtax to Improve Safety and the Learning Environment"

To upgrade aging schools through repairs and modernization, to keep schools safe and to continue to promote a conducive learning environment, to improve technology, and to replace existing or build new schools, and share with charter schools for their allowable uses, shall the Duval County School Board be authorized to levy a 15-year half-cent sales surtax, with expenditures based upon the Surtax Capital Outlay Plan, and monitored by an independent citizens committee?

______ For the Half-Cent Tax
______ Against the Half-Cent Tax

Ordinance 2020-161-E