Publicado el 10-18-2012
Vote YES on Constitutional
Amendments 6 and 8
On Tuesday, November 6th, when voting to elect the President of the United States of America for the next four years, Florida voters will also have to vote for Congressmen and Senators, State Legislators, commissioners, judicial posts and County issues. But, they will find a long ballot that includes eleven amendments to the State’s Constitution. Originally, there were twelve amendments, but one of them was cancelled because the wording was not clear. For an amendment to be incorporated to the Florida Constitution it must be approved by 60% of the voters.
Today, this newspaper begins a series of articles to try to explain the content of these amendments to its readers and make recommendations.
However, it would be good that the voters get a sample ballot so that they might have a better idea about the decisions that they must make on November 6th, or sooner, if voting early. To get a sample ballot you can go on the Internet to the web page of the Supervisor of Elections of Miami-Dade which is www.miamidade.gov/elections, and once on the opening page, to the right on top put the cursor on “sample ballot”. A new page opens asking for your last name, date of birth and number of your house, to have access to the ballot, because there are different candidates depending on where the voter lives.
DIARIO LAS AMERICAS would like to recommend to its readers to:
Vote YES on Amendment No. 6 – Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights. This amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion… This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest.
Vote YES on Amendment No. 8 – Religious Freedom. This amendment provides that no individual or entity may be denied on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding, or other support as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.