Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Selection, Amendment 2 (1926)

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The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Selection Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1926.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide that the state Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice shall be selected by the court justices every two years.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1926)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 20,068 63.33%
No11,62136.67%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1925-1926)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Article 5 of the Constitution of Florida relating to the Judiciary, to be known as Section 44 of said Article, and providing for the selection of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by the Justices thereof, at the commencement of the first term thereof in the year 1927, and every two years thereafter.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 44. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida shall be selected by the Justices thereof at the commencement of the first term of the Supreme Court in the year of 1927, and every two years thereafter.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 322 of 1925.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 26, 1925.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-26"
  2. The Miami News, "Heavy Vote Due in Dade County Election Fight," November 1, 1926
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.