Florida 1940 ballot measures
- All measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Five of the measures were approved and one was defeated.
On the ballot
|Amendment 1||Taxes||Prohibits state ad valorem taxes on real or personal property except intangible personal property|
|Amendment 2||Prisons||Allows for the creation of a Parole Commission|
|Amendment 3||Gambling||Allows for the equal allocation and distribution of taxes collected on parimutual gambling|
|Amendment 4||Judiciary||Creates a 7th Supreme Court Justice, allows court to act in divisions, and designates the Chief Justice as chief administrative officer|
|Amendment 5||Local Gov't||Allows for the creation of County Commissioner’s districts in each county|
|Amendment 6||Taxes||Provides for a tax exemption for widows of up to $500|
- Florida Amendments of the Election of 11-5-40
- Sample Ballot (in The Evening Independent, November 4, 1940)
State of Florida
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Chief Financial Officer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services | Commissioner of Insurance Regulation | Secretary of Environmental Protection | Director of Economic Opportunity | Chair of Public Service Commission |