By Matt Wiley

As the Tuesday, November 6, Presidential Election approaches, registered voters in Wesley Chapel have a lot to decide. In addition to voting again for U.S. President, a U.S. Senator and several other major local offices, there also are, according to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office (PCSEO), eleven proposed amendments to Florida’s Constitution that also will be in front of our local voter when they enter the voting booth, and it really is important to know what checking “Yes” or “No” really means when it comes to these proposed Constitutional amendments, as well as the proposed continuation of the “Penny for Pasco” one-cent sales tax.

However, on the actual ballot, the definitions of these amendments are long and difficult to decipher without prior experience actually writing legislation or being a certified lawyer. Considering the speed in which voting is expected to take place, it’s going to be very tough to have a firm grasp of what each amendment will mean to you before you cast your ballot.

This year’s General Election also will bear the names of all of those running for local, state and federal office races that were not decided in the August primary, including Pasco Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools and more.

For a look at each Amendment as they will appear on the ballot, in a language that is easier to understand, and other election info, we hope you’ll check out our ‘Amendement Explanations’ at

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