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Florida 18 Year Old Legal Majority, Amendment 2 (1970)

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The Florida 18 Year Old Legal Majority Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1972 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article X, Section 14 of the Florida Constitution to state that 18 is the age of legal adulthood.[1][2][3]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No799,88565.44%
Yes 422,450 34.56%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 2 – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE X, SECTION 14

18 YEAR OLD MAJORITY. Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, adding a new Section 14 to Article X, providing that every person shall reach legal majority upon attaining the age of eighteen years, and thereafter shall have all the rights and responsibilities of an adult.[1][4]

Constitutional changes

Section 14. Legal Majority. Every person shall reach legal majority upon attaining the age of eighteen (18) years, and thereafter shall have all the rights and responsibilities of an adult.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ocala Star-Banner, "Sample Ballot," October 26, 1970
  2. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Ocala Star-Banner, "Seven Amendment Cover Youth, Courts, Money," November 2, 1970
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-70"