The Florida Absentee Voter Registration Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1960.
This amendment modified Article VI of the Florida Constitution to provide for original absentee registration of electors to members of the armed forces and their families.
| Florida Amendment 2 (1960)|
| Yes|| 572,520|| 84.27%|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1959-1960) (p.552-557)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 2
Proposing an amendment to Article VI, Section 2 of the State Constitution to provide for original absentee registration of electors who are members of the armed forces and their spouses living outside the territorial limits of the States.
Section 2. Registration of Electors. The legislature, at its first session after the ratification of this constitution, shall provide by law for the registration of all the legally qualified voters in each county, and for the returns of elections; and shall also provide that after the completion, from time to time, of such registration, no person not duly registered according to law shall be allowed to vote.
The legislature may provide for the registration of electors who are members of the armed forces, and their spouses, living outside the territorial limits of the state.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 813 of 1959.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 12, 1959.