Florida Voting Rights in Presidential Elections, Amendment 3 (1966)

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The Florida Voting Rights in Presidential Elections Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1966.

This amendment modified Article VI of the Florida Constitution to provide presidential voting rights for residents not yet meeting state qualifications.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1966)
Approveda Yes 515,212 69.04%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


ELECTORS, Qualifications to vote in Presidential Election. Proposing an amendment to Article VI, Section 1 of the State Constitution, providing that the Legislature may provide for voting in national elections for President and Vice-President of the United States by persons who have become residents of the State, but who have not yet fulfilled residency requirements of electors; removing the requirement that naturalized citizens must present their naturalization certificate when registering.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 1. Electors. Every person of the age of twenty-one (21) years and upward 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 (1) year and in the county for six (6) months, shall in such county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections under this constitution. Provided however, the legislature may provide for voting in national elect ions for president and vice-president of the United States by persons who have become residents of the State of Florida but who have not yet fulfilled the residency requirements of electors.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 344 of 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1963.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-66"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.