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       Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 2704
       
       
       
       By Senator Richter
       
       
       
       
       37-01629-10                                           20102704__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing the creation of Section
    3         28 of Article I of the State Constitution, relating to
    4         guaranteeing the right to vote by secret ballot.
    5  
    6  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    7  
    8         That the following creation of Section 28 of Article I of
    9  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   10  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   11  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   12  authorized by law for that purpose:
   13                              ARTICLE I                            
   14                        DECLARATION OF RIGHTS                      
   15         SECTION 28. Fundamental right to vote by secret ballot.—The
   16  right of individuals to vote by secret ballot is fundamental.
   17  Where local, state, or federal law requires elections by the
   18  people for public office, requires public votes by the people on
   19  initiatives or referenda, or requires designations or
   20  authorizations of employee representation, the right of
   21  individuals to vote by secret ballot is guaranteed.
   22         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   23  placed on the ballot:
   24                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   25                        ARTICLE I, SECTION 28                      
   26         GUARANTEEING THE RIGHT TO VOTE BY SECRET BALLOT.—Proposing
   27  an amendment to the State Constitution to declare that the right
   28  of individuals to vote by secret ballot is fundamental and,
   29  where local, state, or federal law requires elections by the
   30  people for public office, requires public votes by the people on
   31  initiatives or referenda, or requires designations or
   32  authorizations of employee representation, the amendment
   33  guarantees the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot.

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