Florida Bay and Washington Counties Senatorial District, Amendment 5 (1952)

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The Florida Bay and Washington Counties Senatorial District Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on November 4, 1952.

This amendment sought to modify Article VII of the Florida Constitution to create a 40th senatorial district representing Bay and Washington Counties.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1952)
Defeatedd No242,32370.02%
Yes 103,762 29.98%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1952) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 5



Proposing an amendment to Article VII by adding thereto Section 6, providing for the creation of one additional Senatorial District to be known as the Fortieth (40th) Senatorial District and to consist of Bay and Washington Counties and making provision for the election of senators therefrom.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 6. There is hereby created a senatorial district for Bay and Washington Counties to be known as the fortieth (40th) senatorial district. Nothing herein shall disturb the thirty-eight (38) existing senatorial districts, except that Bay and Washington Counties shall no longer be a part of said existing districts. A special election shall be called and held in said fortieth (40th) senatorial district within 75 days after the general election in 1952 to elect a senator from said district. The senator elected from the fortieth (40th) district shall hold office from his election for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1956; and thereafter senators elected from said district shall hold office for terms of four years.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 4, 1952
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-52,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.