Florida Constitutional Revision, Amendment 1 (1966)

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The Florida Constitutional Revision Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1966.

This amendment modified Article XVII of the Florida Constitution to provide that revisions of the constitution as adopted by convention be submitted to the electors at the next general election.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1966)
Approveda Yes 626,806 82.87%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


METHOD OF REVISING CONSTITUTION. Proposing an amendment to Article XVII, Section 2 of the State Constitution providing that any revision of the Constitution as adopted by convention shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 2. If at any time the legislature, by a vote of two-thirds of all members of both houses shall determine that a revision of this constitution is necessary, such determination shall be entered upon their respective journals, w ith the yeas and nays thereon. Notice of said action shall be published weekly in one newspaper in every county in which a newspaper is published, for three (3) months preceding the next general election of representatives, and in those counties where no newspaper is published, notice shall be given by posting at the several polling precincts in such counties for six (6) weeks next preceding said election. The electors at said election may vote for or against the revision in question. If a majority of the electors so voting be in favor of revision, the legislature chosen at such election shall provide by law for a convention to revise the constitution and shall provide for the conduct and rules of such convention. The convention shall be held within s ix (6) months after passage of the law, providing for the convention. Delegates to the convention shall equal in number and be apportioned among the various counties as the membership of the house of representatives is apportioned. The convention upon adoption of a revised constitution shall certify a copy of it to the governor. Five (5) printed copies of the revised constitution shall be transmitted by the secretary of state to the clerk of the circuit court of each county, and five (5) to the county judge of each county. These copies shall be distributed throughout the various counties and shall be available for examination by any person desiring to examine same for a period of at least three (3) months immediately preceding the next general election. At this election the revised constitution shall be submitted to the electors of the state, for approval or rejection. If a majority of the electors voting upon the revision of the constitution shall approve same, the revised constitution shall take effect immediately upon such approval by the electors.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on May 14, 1963.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-66"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.