The Florida Constitution was opened in 2017 for a once-in-20-year review and revision. The Constitution Revision Commission concluded its work in May 2018.

"A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government."

Alexander Hamilton

Once every 20 years…

a 37-member Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes to conduct a thorough review and propose amendments to the Florida Constitution. The amendments that the commission approve go directly on the ballot for voters to decide. Currently, Florida is the only state where this happens, and it’s happening right now.

Did you know?

  • Even though the constitution is the foundation for all Florida government and outlines our rights, only 1 in 10 residents can correctly identify this important revision process.
  • You can learn more about the CRC, find out how to participate and subscribe to updates all right here on this website.

How it works

CRC Infographic

Once the CRC has held public hearings across the state seeking public input, the commission will choose amendments to appear on the November 2018 ballot for voters to decide.

The Protect Florida Democracy public education program is intended to help you — the voters — understand the importance of this constitution revision process. You don’t have to be an expert in constitutional law to recognize the critical importance of protecting our constitution from amendments that may ultimately impact the balance of power among the three branches of government.

Find out what Floridians are saying about the 2017–18 Constitution Revision Commission: