In Florida, direct democracy at the state level consists entirely of the initiative method of amending the State constitution. This constitutional provision was partly a response to the State’s history of obstacles to affording equitable legislative representation to all its citizens, a struggle with roots dating back to the Reconstruction era. The State constitution, governing statutes and regulations, and the Division of Elections Web site serve as the primary sources of information and guidance for those interested in the process of amending the State constitution by citizen-sponsored initiative.
Elizabeth Outler, Reseraching Initiatives and Referendums: A Guide for Florida, 26 Legal Reference Servs. Q. 63 (2008), available at http://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/facultypub/303.