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Florida Judicial Circuit Increase, Amendment 10 (1964)

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The Florida Judicial Circuit Increase Amendment, also known as Amendment 10, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1964.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to increase the number of judicial circuits.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 10 (1964)
Approveda Yes 499,658 62.36%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


Increasing number of Judicial Circuits—Proposing an amendment to Article IV, Section 6, Sub-Section (1) of the Florida Constitution increasing the number of judicial circuits to not more than 20 and providing that there shall be no reduction in the number of circuit judges residing in any county formerly a part of a judicial circuit, hereafter created, divided, changed or revised.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 6. Circuit Courts.

(1) Judicial Circuits. The legislature may establish not more than twenty (20) judicial circuits, each composed of a county or contiguous counties and of not less than fifty thousand (50,000) inhabitants, according to the last census authorized by law, except that the county of Monroe shall constitute one of the circuits; provided, however, there shall be no reduction in the number of circuit judges residing in any county formerly a part of a judicial circuit, which circuit is hereafter created, divided, changed or revised.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 59 of 1963.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 18, 1963.[1]

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-64"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," October 26, 1964
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.