LEARN ABOUT THE HOUSE DISTRICT 11 CANDIDATES
Beaches Watch asked the Florida House District 11 candidates to respond to a questionnaire about issues important to beaches voters. You can see the candidate responses by clicking on the name of the candidate.
Read candidate questionnaires:
Check out the candidates’ websites:
LEARN ABOUT COUNTY CHARTER AND STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
On the 2020 General Election ballot, there will be Duval County charter amendments and State Constitutional amendments. Learn about the amendments on your ballot before you vote.
DUVAL COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENTS
“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 or NO
Read the Jacksonville Charter amendment for the JEA Board: CLICK HERE
“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?
YES or NO
From our Beaches representative on the Duval County School Board, Elizabeth Andersen:
Public schools across Duval County are in desperate need of repairs and maintenance. In the upcoming election, voters will be asked to approve a half-penny sales tax to correct these problems. Research is clear that high quality schools support improved student learning. Please read the attached flyer to see how better facilities will improve student achievement.
Read more information about Why the Sales Tax is Needed.
Read the Jacksonville Charter amendment for the half-cent sales tax: CLICK HERE
Learn more about the proposed Duval Schools half-cent sales tax:
STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
There are 6 amendments to the Florida Constitution that will be on the 2020 General Election ballot:
Amendment #1: Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections
Amendment #2: Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage
Amendment #3: All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet
Amendment #4: Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments
Amendment #5: Limitation on Homestead Assessments
Amendment #6: Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related Disabilities
You can read more information about the ballot amendments:
Duval County Supervisor of Elections: https://www.duvalelections.com/Election-Information/2020-Referendums-Constitutional-Amendments