Election Results: Tampa Bay counties vote on 6 Florida amendments

Election 2020

TAMPA, Fla (WFLA)- Florida had six amendments up for a vote on this year’s ballot.

Ranging from property tax issues to minimum wage, voters have the option to make major changes to state legislation.

Each amendment needs 60 percent of all of the votes to pass, but here’s a look at how each county in the Tampa Bay area voted when it comes to the Sunshine State’s Constitutional amendments:

CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
TO VOTE
RAISE MINIMUM WAGEOPEN PRIMARIES FOR STATE OFFICESVOTER APPROVAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTSLIMITATIONS ON HOMESTEAD PROPERTY
TAX
TAX DISCOUNT SPOUSES OF DECEASED VETERANS
CitrusYesNoYesNoYesYes
HardeeYesNoNoYesYesYes
HernandoYesNoYesYesYesYes
HighlandsYesYesYesYesYesYes
HillsboroughYesYesYesYesYesYes
ManateeYesYesYesYesYesYes
PascoYesYesYesYesYesYes
PinellasYesYesYesNoYesYes
PolkYesYesYesNoYesYes
SarasotaYesYesYesNoYesYes

Overall, Florida at least 60% of voters were in favor of most amendments except Amendment 4, which would change the voting process so that amendments to Florida’s constitution must be approved by 60% twice.

By 9:20 p.m., Amendment 3, which would allow open primaries in the state, only had 56.9% of support from Floridians.

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