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Florida Date County Commissioners Districts, Amendment 7 (1942)

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The Florida Date County Commissioners Districts Amendment, also known as Amendment 7, 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 VIII of the Florida Constitution to provide for redistricting of Date County Commissioners Districts.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 7 (1942)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 37,579 54.24%
No31,70745.76%

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 7

Constitutional Amendment

Article VIII

To amend Article VIII of the Florida Constitution by adding section 11 providing for re-districting the County Commissioners Districts of Date County, providing that each County Commissioner shall reside in his district but shall be nominated and elected from the count at large and fixing their terms of office.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 11. The County Commissioners of Dade County who shall be elected at the general election in 1942 shall, immediately after the beginning of their terms of office, redistrict Dade County into five County Commissioners' Districts to be numbered by the said Commissioners from one to five respectively, and delineate the boundaries of such Districts in such manner as to include within the respective Districts territory as follows:

One of the said Commissioners' Districts shall comprise the territory which was on the first day of April, 1941, embraced within Election Precincts numbered 24 to 32, inclusive, and also such parts of Election Precincts numbered 10, 56, 60 and 61 as lie East of the Western shore of Biscayne Bay, all as established by a resolution of the County Commissioners of said County adopted November 14, 1939, designated as Resolution No. 1077;

Another of the said Districts shall comprise the territory, and only the territory, which was on the first day of April, 1941, embraced in Commissioners' District No. 4 and Commissioners' District No. 5, as described in Book "F" of the Minutes of the County Commissioners of said County, at page 194 et seq.;

Another of the said Commissioners' Districts shall comprise the territory which was on the first day of April, 1941, embraced in Commissioners' District No. 1, as described in Book "F" of the Minutes of the County Commissioners of said County, at page 194 et seq., and also all the territory which was on the first day of April, 1941, embraced in Election Precincts numbered 75 to 82, inclusive, as established by the aforesaid Resolution No. 1077;

Another of the said Districts shall comprise the territory which was on the first day of April, 1941, embraced in Commissioners' District No. 3, as described in Book "F" of the Minutes of the County Commissioners of said County, at page 194 et seq., except the territory embraced in the aforesaid Election Precincts numbered 75 to 82, inclusive, and 26 to 32, inclusive, and except such parts of Election Precincts numbered 56, 60 and 61 as lie East of the Western shore of Biscayne Bay.

Another of the said Commissioners' Districts shall comprise the territory which was on the first day of April, 1941, embraced in Commissioners' District No. 2 as described in Book "F" of the Minutes of the County Commissioners of said County, at page 194 et seq., except the territory embraced in the aforesaid Election Precincts numbered 24 and 25, and such part of Election Precinct number 10 as lies East of the Western shore of Biscayne Bay.

The County Commissioners who shall be elected in Dade County at the general election in 1942 shall hold office for the term of two years for which they shall have been elected and their terms of office shall not be affected by this amendment; but thereafter there shall be in each of the Districts established by, and in pursuance of, this amendment a County Commissioner who shall reside in his District but who shall be nominated and elected from the County at large. Every County Commissioner of Dade County who shall be elected at the general election in 1944 and thereafter shall hold office for a term of four years. The powers, duties and compensation of such County commissioners shall be as from time to time provided by law.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 858 of 1941.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on May 28, 1941.
  • The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on May 28, 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.