The Florida Amendment, also known as Article III, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 7, 1890.
This amendment modified Article XVIII of the Florida Constitution to set general elections to be held in the month of October.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
||For Article III
Against Article III
Section 9. A general election shall be held in each county in this State on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in October, A. D. 1892, and every two years thereafter for all elective State and county officers whose terms of office are about to expire or for any office that shall have become vacant.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 3 of 1889.