Amendment 10:

State and Local Government Structure and Operation


The proposal would require all charter county governments to have elected constitutional officers, including sheriffs. It would lead to the Legislature beginning its annual session in January in even numbered years. It would create an Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism in the Department of Law Enforcement. It also would revise the constitutional authority for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


The exact ballot summary language reads:


"Requires legislature to retain department of veterans’ affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors, and clerks of court in all counties; removes county charters’ ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties, or eliminate election of these offices. Changes annual legislative session commencement date in even-numbered years from March to January; removes legislature’s authorization to fix another date. Creates office of domestic security and counterterrorism within department of law enforcement."




Charter county proposal goes to voters

Sheriffs and other constitutional officers would have to be elected in charter counties under a measure headed to the November general-election ballot.



RELEASE: New Polling Data Shows Miami-Dade Voters Support Electing Constitutional Officers

Today, C.O.R.E. shared new polling data that shows Miami-Dade residents support a key portion of CRC Proposal 6005, which addresses state and local government structure and operation. These results show voters support electing independent constitutional officers.



Statewide vote could put a new sheriff in town even if Miami-Dade doesn’t want it

Miami-Dade County is the only county in Florida without an elected sheriff. But a proposed constitutional amendment could let Floridians decide this November if Miami-Dade should elect its top cop for the first time in more than 40 years.



Voters statewide could bring changes to other counties’ governments

Voters across Florida would be asked to decide if Miami-Dade County should have an elected sheriff. Greyhound racing would be banned in Florida. And the lieutenant governor would have to head a state agency.