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Amendments 2, 9, 11 still leading

By on November 6th, 2012

Amendments 2, 9 and 11 still hold more than 60 percent of the votes on their respective measures, as of 9:15 p.m., according to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections. Sixty percent of votes cast for a measure are required for a Florida state constitution amendment to pass.

Amendment 2 was supported by 62.51 percent of more than 6 million ballots cast and 37.49 percent opposed the proposal.

Disabled veterans who weren’t Florida residents before enlisting could qualify for a property tax discount under Amendment 2. The legislature proposed this as an amendment to the state constitution as a long-term solution. Some argue tax breaks should be placed in the tax code, though.

Of more than 6 million votes cast, 61.02 percent of Amendment 9 voters supported the measure but 38.98 percent opposed it.

Amendment 9 proposes a full property tax exemption be given to living spouses of military veterans who died while on active duty and first responders who died on the job.

Amendment 11 supporters numbered 60.43 percent and its opponents constituted 39.57 percent of votes cast.

Low-income seniors who have lived in the same house for more than 25 years would qualify for another local property tax exemption under Amendment 11.


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