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Florida Escambia County Court of Records and County Solicitor Elections, Amendment 6 (1946)

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The Florida Escambia County Court of Records and County Solicitor Elections Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, appeared on the November 5, 1946 election ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

The amendment sought to modify Article V of the Florida Constitution in relation to the election of the judge of the court of record and the county solicitor in and for Escambia County.[1][2]

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This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

(NO. 6)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE V

To amend Article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida by adding an additional section providing that the Judge of the Court of Record for Escambia County and the County Solicitor of said county shall hereafter be elected by the qualified electors of said county and providing for the first election of the said judge and the said County Solicitor to be held at the General Election in 1948; fixing the beginning and length of their terms and providing any vacancies prior to that date shall be filled in a manner no to extend beyond January 1949; providing vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Governor and confirmation by the Senate and for the expiration date of such appointments. [2]

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Section 48. The Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County and the County Solicitor of said County shall hereafter be elected by the qualified electors of said county as other state and county officials are elected.

The first election of the Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County and of the County Solicitor of said county shall be held at the General Election in 1948, to take office the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1949, for a term of four years.

The term or tenure of office of anyone heretofore or hereafter appointed to either of the offices herein mentioned shall not be extended hereby. Any vacancy in either of said offices which occurs prior to said first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1949, shall be filled by appointment by the governor and confirmation by the Senate as heretofore provided by the Constitution, but in no case for any longer than until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1949, and the term or tenure of office of anyone appointed to either of said offices for the term beginning in 1947 shall expire on said first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1949.

Any provision of the Constitution is conflict herewith is hereby repealed.[1]

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