Florida State Senate Redistricting, Amendment 3 (1948)

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Florida State Senate Redistricting Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was defeated in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment sought to modify Article XII of the Florida Constitution to create two new senatorial districts within the state for Monroe, Washington, and Calhoun Counties.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1948)
Defeatedd No123,59565.28%
Yes 65,729 34.72%

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:

NO. 3



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.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

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.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 2, 1948
  2. The Evening Independent, "Study This Ballot--You Vote on It Tuesday," November 1, 1948
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.