This amendment provides that only United States citizens who are at least 18 years old, permanent residents of Florida and registered to vote as provided by law shall be qualified to vote in a Florida election.
The proposed amendment is not expected to result in any changes to the voter registration process in Florida.
Background and details on Amendment 1
|| A YES vote for would:|||||A NO vote would:|
|– Replace one word (…“every” to “only a” citizen…) of the existing constitutional provision, emphasizing citizenship as a requirement for voting creating no change from existing voting regulations and procedures, because the Florida Constitution currently precludes non-citizens from voting.||– Leave constitutional wording as is, stating: “Every 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…” can vote.|