Amendment 10

Protection for Democracy

Amendment 10, which is also called the Protection Amendment, is returning the power to voters to determine who will serve as their sheriff, clerk of the court, property appraiser, tax collector, and supervisor of elections. This protects Florida citizens and visitors by ensuring constitutional offices report directly to the people they serve.



Amendment 10 does four things to improve state and local government:

1. PROTECTS our right to vote

Ensures all constitutional officers in your county are elected (sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, clerk of court and supervisor of elections).

2. PROTECTS our families

Creates the Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

3. PROTECTS our tax dollars

Improves state budgeting by starting the Legislature’s annual session in January of even-numbered years.

4. PROTECTS our veterans

Preserves the structure and governance of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to support the changing needs of Florida’s military members.