TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Early voting in the Sunshine State starts Monay.
As Floridians head to the polls, they'll be deciding on more than just candidates.
Twelve amendments are on the ballot. Here's a closer look at each one.
Every 20 years, Floridians get the chance to revise the state constitution.
2018 is one of those years, with several issues to consider.
Amendment 1 would give some homeowners a tax break, though local governments would lose more than $600 million a year.
Amendment 2 would put a permanent cap on tax increases for non-homestead properties -- like apartments and vacation homes.
Amendment 3 would give voters control of gambling.
Amendment 4 would restore voting rights for most people with prior felony convictions that have finished their sentences.
Amendment 5 would require a two-thirds vote of the Florida legislature in order to impose or raise state taxes.
Amendment 6 would expand victims' rights in the Constitution. It would also raise the mandatory retirement age for judges.
Amendment 7 would require the state to pay *death benefits* to families of first responders and members of the military.
It also would require a "supermajority vote" for public universities to impose or raise fees.
The Florida Supreme Court removed Amendment 8.
Amendment 9 would ban offshore drilling for oil and gas. It would also put strong restrictions on *vaping* indoors.
Amendment 10 has a lot of elements. It would create an Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism within the FDLE. It would also mandate a state department for veterans' affairs.
The amendment would require elections for five county-wide offices listed in the Constitution - and it would establish the start of session in even-numbered years.
Amendment 11 would repeal a ban on non-citizens owning property. It would also get rid of the requirement to prosecute suspects in crimes under the provisions of the law they're accused of breaking -- even if that law has been changed.
Amendment 12 would expand ethics rules for public officials when it comes to lobbying.
And Amendment 13 would ban dog racing.