Voters finding Florida ballot issues confusing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The League of Women Voters of Florida says it's gotten more than 1,000 calls from voters who are confused and frustrated over the 11 proposed state constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot.

League President Dierdre Macnab said on Thursday that the problem isn't with the voters but with the Florida Legislature.

Macnab said the problem is a law the Legislature passed last year.  It exempts amendments placed on the ballot by the Legislature from rules that citizens initiatives must follow.

More:  Find sample ballots for Tampa Bay area counties: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/political/democracy-2012-tampa-bay-area-sample-ballots .

That includes court reviews of ballot titles and summaries to make sure they are clear and accurate and a 75-word limit on summaries.

The amendments on this year's ballot, all drafted by the Legislature, have summaries ranging up to 600 words and many are complex.

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