Learn about Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendments at St. Pete Libraries
St. Petersburg, FL (September 28, 2018) – The public is encouraged to learn more about 12 proposed Florida constitutional amendments that will appear on the November ballot during one-hour information sessions held at three St. Petersburg libraries in October. Representatives of the League of Women Voters St. Petersburg Area will explain the proposed amendments on:
- Wednesday, October 3, at the Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth St. N. at 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 14, at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., at 1 p.m.
- Monday, October 15, at the James W. Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S., at 5:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, November 6, registered voters will have an opportunity to consider the amendments, some of which would increase the homestead property tax exemption; allow Florida voters to approve casino gambling; restore voting rights to Florida felons except in murder or sex offenses cases; create constitutional rights for crime victims; prohibit offshore oil and gas drilling and ban gambling on commercial dog racing by 2020. More information on all 12 proposed amendments is available at https://vote.lwvspa.org/election-guide/.
About Your St. Petersburg Library: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to inform, connect, and empower our diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit www.splibraries.org.