Florida voters turned down all three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that were on the Nov. 8 ballot. None of the proposals got the required 60 percent of votes to pass.
Amendment 1 would have limited increases in property taxes based on improvements made to prevent flood damage. It won the favor of 4,015,483 voters, or 57.26 percent, not quite enough to pass.
Amendment 2 proposed to abolish the state Constitution Revision Commission, which would have eliminated one way constitutional amendments get on the ballot. It got thumbs up from 3,744,536 voters, or 53.87 percent.
Amendment 3 would have allowed the Florida Legislature to create a new homestead exemption of up to $50,000 for certain public-service employees. The most popular of the three amendments, it got 4,214,979 yes votes, or 58.68 percent, but that wasn’t enough to pass.
Additionally, five Supreme Court justices were up for a merit-retention vote. Justices Charles T. Canady, John D. Couriel, Jamie Grosshans, Jorge Labarga and Ricky Polston all were retained by voters.