FCCB Positions on Constitutional Amendments 3, 4 and 6 on General Election Ballot

Twelve amendments to the Florida Constitution will appear on the November 6 ballot. The full text of all amendments on the ballot is available from the Florida Division of Elections. In order for an amendment to pass, 60% of the electorate must vote in support.

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a formal position on three of the 12 amendments.
  • Amendment 3: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida – SUPPORT
  • Amendment 4: Voting Restoration Amendment – SUPPORT
  • Amendment 6: Rights of Crime Victims; Judges – OPPOSE

A brief statement on each of the three amendments and the FCCB’s positions can be found here (English) | (Spanish). This document is approved for distribution in parishes and by Church ministries.

Voters are urged to consider Catholic Social Teaching and consult the document,Considerations Before Voting on Constitutional Amendments (English) | (Spanish), as they discern their vote on the remaining nine amendments on the ballot.

To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress and the Florida Legislature. The FCCB also has a guide on specific amendments. In order for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to pass, 60% of the electorate must vote in support. Response summaries from the candidates running in the November 6 General Election are available in English and Spanish.