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Florida Circuit Court Judicial Elections, Amendment 4 (1942)

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The Florida Circuit Court Judicial Elections Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 3, 1942.

This amendment modified Article V, Section 46, of the Florida Constitution to provide for the election of Circuit Judges.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1942)
Approveda Yes 50,046 66.79%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1941-1942)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Question 4

Constitutional Amendment

Article V

To amend Article V of the Florida Constitution by adding Section 46 providing for the election of Circuit Judges. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 46. Circuit Judges shall hereafter be elected by the qualified electors of their respective judicial circuits as other State and County officials are elected.

The first election of Circuit Judges shall be held at the General Election in 1948 to take office on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1949, for a term of six years.

The terms of all such offices as they shall severally exist at the time of adoption of this Amendment shall be and they are hereby extended to terminate on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1949.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Committee Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution 334 of 1941.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 12, 1941.
  • The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 13, 1941.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-42"
  2. The Miami News, "Sample Ballot," November 1, 1942
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.