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.
Senator Bill Nelson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Updated September 1, 2018
General Election: November 6, 2018
Voter Registration Deadline: October 9
Early Voting: October 22 – November 3
VOTE BLUE 2018
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