Florida gambling ballot may go before votes

Share this article

It is being claimed by an anti-gambling expansion pressure group in Florida that it has received enough signatures to have a special ballot provision put before a public vote at the next midterm elections in November.


The Voters in Charge organisation announced that it has garnered more than 800,000 signatures on its Voter Control of Gambling amendment and will in turn be able to have it featured on the 6 November ballot.

If the amendment were then to be passed by a 60 percent margin of Florida voters it would require a successful vote of the same margin to pass any future gaming expansions in the state, wrestling the final say on matters back into the public domain.

The announcement from the pressure group came coincidentally on the day that a state senate committee approved a legislative proposal to cut slot taxes from 35 to 25 percent.


Share this article