Florida Taylor County School Superintendent Appointment, Amendment 6 (1964)

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The Florida Taylor County School Superintendent Appointment Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1964.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to allow for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction in Taylor County.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1964)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 494,480 61.95%
No303,65938.05%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 6—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XII

Appointment or election of County School Superintendent, Taylor Count—Proposing an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution providing that the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Taylor County shall be appointed by the County Board of Public Instruction, provided the proposition is affirmed by a majority vote of the qualified electors of the county and that the county may after four years return to its former status by the same procedure outlined for adopting it.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section __. County Superintendent of Public Instruction; Appointment in Certain Counties.

(1) The county superintendent of public instruction shall be appointed by the county board of public instruction in Taylor county, providing the proposition is affirmed by a majority vote of the qualified electors of Taylor county making the office of county superintendent of public instruction appointive.

(2) To submit the proposition contained in subsection (1) to the electors a special election shall be called by the county commissioners of Taylor county upon the request of the county board of public instruction, which election shall be held within sixty (60) days after the request and the result thereof shall determine whether subsection (1) shall be effective in said county.

(3) Should the county adopt the provisions of subsection (1) hereof it may, after four (4) years return to its former status and reject the provisions of this section by the same procedure outlined in subsection (2) hereof for adopting the provisions thereof in the beginning.

(4) In the event a referendum election results in a change in the method of selecting a county superintendent, the incumbent shall be permitted to serve the remainder of the term of office to which he was duly elected or appointed.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 2194 of 1963.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1963.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-64"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," October 26, 1964
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.