Florida House of Representatives Four Year Terms, Amendment 6 (1970)

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The Florida House of Representatives Four Year Terms Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article III, Section 15(b) of the Florida Constitution to provide extend the terms of the state House of Representatives from two years to four years.[1][2][3]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No675,47360.82%
Yes 435,052 39.18%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 6 – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 15(b)

REPRESENTATIVES. Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution; amending Section 15(b) of Article III; providing for four year terms for members of the House of Representatives. [1][4]

Constitutional changes

Section 15. Terms and Qualifications of Legislators.

(b) Representatives. Members of the house of representatives shall be elected for terms of four years. Those from even-numbered districts in the years the numbers of which are multiples of four and those from odd-numbered districts in even-numbered years the numbers of which are not multiples of four; except, at the election next following a reapportionment, some representatives shall be elected for terms of two years when necessary to maintain staggered terms.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ocala Star-Banner, "Sample Ballot," October 26, 1970
  2. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Ocala Star-Banner, "Seven Amendment Cover Youth, Courts, Money," November 2, 1970
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-70"