Published: Nov 06, 2012 7:00 PM EST
Updated: Nov 06, 2012 12:53 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The amendment 12 proposal would change the way the state selects a student representative for the University system's Board of Governors.

That board is charged with overseeing the University system as a whole. It files annual budgets, defines missions for each university and oversees admissions.

The new proposal - if passed - would create a committee of university student presidents from the state's 12 universities to choose a student representative to be sent to the Board of Governors.

Currently, the Board of Governors makes the choice.

Supporters of the amendment say the proposal would guarantee every university has a chance to have its student body president become a member of the Board of Governors.

Opponents say the amendment is not necessary and believe over time each university can expect to be represented on the Board of Governors.

If you vote yes: you want the constitution changed to reflect your desire to have the state create a council of university student presidents to choose the individual to fill a vacancy on the Board of Governors.

If you vote no: it means you do not want the formation of a new student council and you do not want the constitution changed.

Click here to read clarification of the President's Health Care Act.

Click here to review Amendment 2.

To better understand Amendment 3, click here.

To review Amendment 4, click here. 

Click here to read about Amendment 5.

Read about Amendment 6 here.

Finally, to better understand Amendments 9, 10 and 11, click here.