Florida 18 Year Old Voting, Amendment 1 (1970)

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The Florida 18 Year Old Voting Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article VI, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution to provide the right to vote to those of the age of 18 and over.[1][2][3]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No754,28260.05%
Yes 501,764 39.95%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

NO. 1 – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 2

18 YEAR OLD VOTING. Proposing an amendment to Section 2 of Article VI of the Constitution providing that every citizen of the ---United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who has been a permanent resident for one year in the state and six months in the County, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of that county.[1]

Constitutional changes

Section 2. Electors. Every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who has been a permanent resident for one year in the state and six months in a county, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of that county. Provisions may be made by law for other bona fide residents of the state who are at least eighteen years of age to vote in the election of presidential electors.[4]

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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. Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-70"