Florida Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts Consolidation, Amendment 3 (1965)

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The Florida Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts Consolidation Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1965.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide that in Palm Beach County the clerk of the circuit court shall also be the clerk of the criminal court of record.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1965)
Approveda Yes 364,754 70.98%

Unofficial election results via: Ocala Star-Banner (November 3, 1965)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 3



Judiciary, Palm Beach County Criminal Court of Record—Proposing an amendment to Article V, Section 9 of the State Constitution to provide that the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Palm Beach County shall also be and serve as the Clerk of the Palm Beach County Criminal Court of Record.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 9. Criminal Courts of Record.

(10) The clerk of the circuit court in and for Palm Beach county shall also be and serve as the clerk of the Palm Beach county criminal court of record.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 586 of 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1965.[1]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-65"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Voting Machine Sample Ballot," October 25, 1965
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.