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Florida Apportionment of Legislature, Amendment 2 (1944)

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Florida Apportionment of Legislature, Amendment 2 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida that was defeated by voters in the general election on November 7, 1944. The amendment would have designated new senatorial districts.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1944)
Defeatedd No69,95352.49%
Yes 63,304 47.51%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1943-1944)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 2



To amend Article VII, Section 3, providing for the Legislature in 1955 and every ten years thereafter to apportion representation in the Senate; creating the 39th, 40th and 41st State Senatorial districts; the 39th to comprise Osceola and Okeechobee counties, the 40th to comprise Broward County and the 41st to comprise Gulf and Calhoun Counties; also to apportion representation in the House of Representatives so that the five most populous counties shall have three members, the next 18 more populous counties shall have two members and the remaining counties one member each; and providing that failure of the Legislature to apportion in the years above mentioned in a regular session succeeding Legislatures may do so in regular or special sessions, and any special session for such purpose shall not be limited to twenty (20) days, or at all until reapportionment is effected, and shall be limited to that subject; and providing for special elections to elect Senators in the 39th, 40th and 41st Districts in the event of ratification of this amendment.[2]

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  1. Amendments made to state constitution November 7, 1944
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.