10/04/18 : Ballot Measure Language

Ballot Measure Language

It has long been said that ballot measure language can be the difference between winning and losing. Do you really know what the measures say?

Our expert panel discusses what we’ll confront come this November, and what we can do to make more intelligent decisions and avoid errors to assure we vote for what we want.


Bradette Jepsen

Ms Jepsen is President of the League of Women Voters of Broward County. Among many efforts on behalf of voters, the organization has spearheaded and won numerous legal challenges to ballot language.

Al Massey

For over 40 years, Albert P. Massey, III has been recognized as one of South Florida’s leading lawyers. He was appointed to the State of Florida’s Commission on Ethics in 2005 by Governor Jeb Bush; and in 2007, was unanimously elected Chairman. 

Sen Chris Smith

Sen. Smith’s accomplishments are many. He has been rated by the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun Sentinel has a top Florida legislator. He has served on the Florida Constitutional Review Commission, and is a key player in the development of ballot language. He has appeared on numerous local and national venues, speaking about the process.


Rosemary O’Hara

Ms O’Hara is a multiple award-winning journalist, the Senior Editor of the Editorial Page team of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She is a Director of the Association of Opinion Journalists and a four-time juror of the Pulitzer Prizes.


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