Recount May Be Needed for Amendment 3

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida election officials could be forced to recount millions of ballots to decide if voters have approved a property tax break.

Amendment 3 would give an exemption to owners of residential properties for hurricane-proofing and energy efficiency improvements such as storm shutters and solar water heaters.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning said Wednesday that results show it hovering just above the 60 percent needed to pass state constitutional amendments.

If it's less than one-half of one percent, election officials must take paper ballots and run them through voting machines again.

They'll wait until Saturday before deciding if a recount is needed. Some counties still haven't finished tallying all ballots.

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