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Florida Voting Eligibility, Amendment 2 (October 1894)

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The Florida Voting Eligibility Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 2, 1894.

This amendment modified Article VI of the Florida Constitution in relation to the right and eligibility to vote.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (October 1894)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 11,691 67.36%
No5,66432.64%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1893-1894)

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Constitutional changes

Section 1, of Article VI, of the Constitution, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. Every male person of the age of twenty-one years and upwards that shall, at the time of registration, be a citizen of the United States, and that shall have resided and had his habitation, domicile, home and place of permanent abode in Florida for one year and in the county for six months, shall in such county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections under this Constitution. Naturalized citizens of the United States at the time of and before registration shall produce to the registration officer his certificate of naturalization or a duly certified copy thereof.

Section 7, of Article VI, of the Constitution, is hereby repealed.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 2 of 1893.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 2, 1893.[1]

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