Florida Politics reports:
Facing a deadline 169 days from now, abortion rights proponents say they’ve collected nearly three-fourths of the signatures needed to get a referendum on the 2024 ballot that could guarantee abortion rights in Florida.
Galvanized by legislation that makes abortion illegal before most women know they are pregnant, officials with Floridians Protecting Freedom say the effort that began three months ago has collected more than 600,000 signatures to put the question of abortion on the 2024 ballot.
State law requires that, to get on the ballot as a constitutional amendment, 8% of the voters who cast ballots in the 2020 General Election sign the petition. That comes out to 891,523 signatures that need to be validated by Feb. 1, 2024.
Read the full article. Similar measures have seen recent success in places more red than Florida.
Abortion rights coalition (@FlProtectFree) ballot referendum effort claims 600,000 signatures collected
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) August 16, 2023