Open primaries? 9 things to know about Florida’s Amendment 3

Open primaries? 9 things to know about Florida’s Amendment 3
Amendment 3 allows all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation. (Brian Hughes/WFTV)

ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the amendments up for a vote this November aims to change the way people can vote in Florida.

Here are 9 things to know about Amendment 3:

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1) According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Amendment 3 “allows all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation.”

2) Officials said the change would mean “all candidates for an office, including party nominated candidates, appear on the same primary ballot.”

3) If passed, the two candidates with the highest vote tallies will then advance to general election.

4) Officials said, “if only two candidates qualify, no primary is held, and winner is determined in general election.”

5) The amendment will also impact a candidate’s party affiliation, which may appear on ballot as provided by law. Effective Jan. 1, 2024.

6) The Amendment is sponsored by All Voters Vote, Inc., which is based in Tallahassee.

7) Amendment 3 was approved to go on the 2020 ballot on March 14, 2019.

8) Organizers said they collected more than 776,000 signatures supporting the amendment.

9) The Florida Chamber of Commerce said on its website that it does not support the amendment.