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Florida Monroe County Senatorial District, Amendment 6 (1952)

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The Florida Monroe County Senatorial District Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on November 4, 1952.

This amendment sought to modify Article VII of the Florida Constitution to create a 39th senatorial district representing Monroe County.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1952)
Defeatedd No232,50468.52%
Yes 106,832 31.48%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1952) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 6



Proposing an amendment to Article VII by adding thereto Section 6, providing for the creation of a Senatorial District for Monroe County to be known as the Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatorial District and making provision for the election of senators therefrom.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 6. There is hereby created a senatorial district for Monroe county to be known as the thirty-ninth (39th) senatorial district. Nothing herein shall disturb the thirty-eight (38) existing senatorial districts, except that Monroe county shall no longer be a part of said existing districts. A special election shall be called and held in said thirty-ninth (39th) senatorial district within 75 days after the general election in 1952 to elect a senator from said district. The senator elected from the thirty-ninth (39th) district shall hold office from his election for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1956; and thereafter senators elected from said district shall hold office for terms of four years.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 4, 1952
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-52,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.