Florida State Senate Redistricting, Amendment 3 (1948)
|Florida Amendment 3 (1948)|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
A proposed amendment of Article VII by adding hereto Section 6 providing the creation of two additional senatorial districts, the Thirty-ninth (39), to consist of Monroe County, the Fortieth (40), to consist of Washington and Calhoun Counties, and making provision for the election of senators therefrom.
Section 6. There is* hereby created two additional Senatorial Districts to be known as the thirty-ninth (39th) and Fortieth (40th) Senatorial Districts. The Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatorial District shall consist of Monroe County. The Fortieth (40th) Senatorial District shall consist of Washington and Calhoun Counties. Nothing herein shall disturb the Thirty-eight (38) existing Senatorial Districts. A special election shall be called in the said Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatorial District and in the said Fortieth (40th) Senatorial District within Seventy-five (75) days after the election in 1948, to elect a Senator from each of said Districts. The Senator elected from the Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatorial District shall hold office from his election, for a term ending on the First Tuesday after the First Monday in January, 1952, and the Senator elected from the Fortieth (40th) Senatorial District shall hold office from his election for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January 1950, and thereafter Senators elected from said Districts shall hold office for a term of Four years. Provided: that the Legislature is authorized by law to alter or abolish said Districts whenever representation in the Senate is reapportioned.
- Florida ballot measure database
- Text of the amendment
- Sample ballot (The Evening Independent, November 1, 1948)
- Amendments made to state constitution November 2, 1948
- The Evening Independent, "Study This Ballot--You Vote on It Tuesday," November 1, 1948
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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