False election flier concerns voters, group says it was a ‘mistake’

A concerned voter is speaking out regarding a flier she received in the mail that she believes is “misinformation” ahead of the midterm elections.


The flier includes a push to “check yes” on Amendment 3, which is on the November ballot.

However, the flier suggests that veterans are one of the groups that would benefit from Amendment 3, which relates to additional homestead property tax exemptions for certain public service workers.

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“I got out a sample ballot of the Supervisor of Elections,  and it didn’t say anything about veterans being on that list,” the caller, whose husband is a veteran, said. “So I went Monday to vote, read it again on the actual ballot, and they’re not mentioned.”

The flier was from Florida Realtors, and one portion reads: “It’s time to help our teachers, first responders, military and veterans.”

Under Amendment 3′s language, veterans are not included in the exemption.

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This is who would benefit from Amendment 3: law enforcement, teachers, correctional officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, child welfare service professionals and active duty military.

“It probably is too late to put out another flier, but somebody needs to make it right because there’s going to be people that are going to vote for this thinking they’re going to get an exemption. So it needs to be clarified,” the caller said.

Action News Jax reached out to Florida Realtors who sent out the piece of mail.

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Here is the statement that was provided from CEO Margy Grant, CAE, RCE.

“Thanks for your message regarding the Amendment 3 mailer. Upon review, we made a mistake when designing the piece. Parts of it are very similar to the Hometown Heroes Housing program and an error was made in the final design. Amendment 3 does not apply to veterans but does apply to active-duty members of the military and Florida National Guard, we apologize.”

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Action News Jax has reached out to the Florida Elections Commission.

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