Florida Absentee Voter Registration, Amendment 2 (1960)

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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.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1960)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 572,520 84.27%
No106,86615.73%

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.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

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.[1]

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.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Amendments made to state constitution November 8, 1960
  2. Bradford County telegraph, "General Election, Sample Ballot," October 27, 1960
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.