Florida County Officer Terms, Amendment 1 (1904)

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The Florida County Officer Terms Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1904.

This amendment sought to modify Article VIII of the Florida Constitution in relation to increasing the terms for certain county officers.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1904)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,79153.75%
Yes 4,983 46.25%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1903-1904)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Article VIII, Section 6.—Increasing terms of office for certain county officers.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 6. The Legislature shall provide for the election by the qualified electors of each county of the following county officers:

A clerk of the circuit court, a sheriff, constable, a county assessor of taxes, a county tax collector, a county treasurer, a superintendent of public instruction and a county surveyor.

The term of office of all county officers mentioned in this section shall be four years, except, that the term of office of the county assessor of taxes, county tax collector and county treasurer, shall be for two years, until the general election in November, 1906, at which election they also shall be elected for terms of four years each, and thenceforth all county officers named in this section shall be elected for terms of four years. Their powers, duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 1 of 1903.
  • The amendment was defeated for the ballot on April 30, 1903.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-04"
  2. The Daily Miami Metropolis, "Educational Ballot," November 7, 1904
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.