Our 2018 Midterm Ballot

VOTE BLUE 2018

Know your 2018 Democratic candidates before the November 6 general election, show your support, and help to get out the vote. Every vote counts in this important election.

 

U.S. Senator

Senator Bill Nelson
nelsonforsenate.com

 

 

 

 

U.S. Representative (District 1)

Jennifer Zimmerman
jenniferzimmermanmd.com

 

 

 

 

Governor of Florida

Andrew Gillum
andrewgillum.com   

 

 

 

 

Attorney General

Sean Shaw
seanshaw.com

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Ring
jeremyring.com            

 

 

 

 

Commissioner of Agriculture

Nikki Fried
nikkifried.com

 

 

 

 

State Representative (District 1)

Vikki Garrett
ElectVikkiGarrett.com            

 

 

 

 

County Commissioner (District 2)

Scott Trotter 
Facebook.com/TROTTER4D2  

 

 

 

 

ECUA (District 2)

Gloria Horning
Facebook.com/ggh4ecua

 

 

 

 

 

NONPARTISAN RACES

We list these nonpartisan races as a courtesy to our fellow Democrats.
 

Ann Hill will be on November 6 general election ballots for those registered to vote in the City of Pensacola District 6.
 

Pensacola City Council (District 6)

 

The following School Board candidates face runoffs. They will be on ballots for those registered to vote in the particular Escambia district. In his nonpartisan runoff, Guillory will face a registered Republican in November.
 

School Board (District 2)

School Board (District 3)

 

Escambia Soil & Water Conservation Groups 2 and 4 will be on ballots for those registered to vote throughout Escambia. Groups 2 and 4 have the following Democratic candidates.
 

Soil & Water Conservation Group 2

  • William Watkins
     

Soil & Water Conservation Group 4

  • Keith Washington
  • Zackery Gossett

 

THE ESCAMBIA BALLOT 

Along with election of candidates who will represent us on the national, state, local, and district level, thirteen statewide amendments to the Florida Constittion and two Escambia County referendum initiatives are slated for the November 6, 2018 ballot.

Amendments 6, 8, and 13 were challenged and struck down by court rulings in August. The three amendments were removed from the ballot. With the decisions being appealed, they could potentially appear on the ballot in November.

 

Our voting recommendations: 
 

Vote YES
Amendments 3, 4, 9, & 13
 

NO  AMENDMENT 1
Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption

NO  AMENDMENT 2
Limitations on Property Tax Assessments

YES  AMENDMENT 3
Voter Approval of Casino Gambling

YES  AMENDMENT 4
Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative

NO  AMENDMENT 5
Two-Thirds Vote of Legislature to Impose, Authorize or Raise State Taxes or Fees

NO  AMENDMENT 6
Marsy’s Law Crime Victim Rights; Judicial Retirement Age and Judicial Interpretation of Laws and Rules  

NO  AMENDMENT 7
First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities

NO  AMENDMENT 8
School Board Term Limits; Allow State to Operate Non-Board Established Schools and Civic Literacy  

YES  AMENDMENT 9
Florida Ban on Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces

NO  AMENDMENT 10
State and Local Government Structure and Operation

We have not taken a position on AMENDMENT 11
Repeal Prohibition on Aliens’ Property Ownership; Delete Obsolete Provision on High-Speed Rail; Repeal of Criminal Statutes’ Effect on Prosecution

NO  AMENDMENT 12
Lobbying Restrictions for Elected Officials

YES  AMENDMENT 13
Florida Ban on Wagering on Dog Races

 

Vote YES
Both Escambia County Referendums
 

YES  REFERENDUM for Appointment of Escambia County Superintendent of Schools

YES  REFERENDUM on Preservation of Santa Rosa Island
If adopted, the policy will prohibit privatization of public land and protect Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.


NOTE: The titles/descriptions of the amendments and referendums may include different wording on your ballot. Several of the bundled amendments are under review and may or may not appear on your ballot in November. 


 

Learn more about the proposed amendments:

www.lwvfl.org/amendments

www.aclufl.org/en/aclu-florida-2018-voter-guide-select-constitutional-amendments

www.progressivefl.org/dpcf-2018-amendments

 

Updated September 1, 2018

 

VOTE IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY

General Election: November 6, 2018
Voter Registration Deadline: October 9
Early Voting: October 22 – November 3

 

VOTE BLUE 2018

Find your districts and precinct
 

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