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League Of Women Voters Answers Your Broward Ballot Questions

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Members of the League of Women Voters in Broward County helped voters understand the statewide amendments on their ballots via Zoom Wednesday.

With early voting underway, more than 55,400 Broward County voters have already visited the polls in the rain. And those numbers are just the totals from Monday and Tuesday.

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The League of Women Voters in Broward participated in an online Zoom workshop Wednesday, hosted by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, all to help walk voters through their ballots and untangle the pros and cons of the proposed state constitutional amendments.

The president of the league in Broward, Monica Elliott, talked people through their voting questions during the nonpartisan event. She reminded voters who want to wait to vote that, "on November 3 — that's Election Day — there's a couple things that people forget."

“You can't vote at those early voting sites anymore, you have to vote at your precinct. And if you still have a vote-by-mail ballot, the only place that you can drop off that ballot is at the SOE [supervisor of elections] 24/7 boxes, you cannot drop them off at a precinct location," Elliott said.

As of Wednesday, the Broward elections office has sent out more than 585,200 vote-by-mail ballots to voters and received more than 273,400 completed ballots back.

The League of Women Voters also has an online guide to each of Florida’s 2020 Constitutional Amendments, here.

Several of the 25 or so people who joined the Zoom meeting asked questions about homestead property tax, and what open primary elections could mean for Floridians if voters pass Amendment 3 which reads:

"All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet Allows all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation. All candidates for an office, including party nominated candidates, appear on the same primary ballot. Two highest vote getters advance to general election. If only two candidates qualify, no primary is held and winner is determined in general election. Candidate’s party affiliation may appear on ballot as provided by law. Effective January 1, 2024."

Head here to learn more about Amendment 3, and find more of our coverage in our voter guide.