High Court To Review Amendment To Say ONLY Citizens Can Vote in Florida

TALLAHASSEE -- A proposed 2020 constitutional amendment about voting and citizenship goes to the state supreme court for review.

It changes just one word in the Florida Constitution, which currently says "Every citizen" at least 18 and permanently residing in the state" shall have the right to vote in the county where registered. The amendment would change that to "ONLY A" citizen.

A high court review is automatic after the political committee Florida Citizen Voters gathered just over 85 thousand signatures.

If approved, voters would get their say in November 2020.

The referendum issue follows efforts in some out of state communities to allow aliens to vote in local elections. According to National Review, some states allowed noncitizens to vote until 1926.

Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this report.

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