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Florida Local Government, Amendment 3 (1968)

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The Florida Local Government Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1968.

This amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution in relation to counties and cities in the state.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1968)
Approveda Yes 625,347 55.13%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 3

Proposing a Revision of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to counties and municipalities, providing for creation of counties by law, requires matters relating to county funds to be prescribed by general law, allows method of election of certain elective officials to be changed or office abolished when prescribed in the county charter or by special law approved by the voters, gives municipalities residual powers except as provided by law, provides for consolidation of county and municipal government, subject to approval of electors, et cetera.[2][3]


  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-68"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," October 25, 1968
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.