Florida 1956 ballot measures
- All measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Ten measures were approved and one was defeated.
On the ballot
|Amendment 1||Judiciary||Establishes three district court of appeals, provides various rules relating to judges, and removes obsolete constitutional language|
|Amendment 2||Local Gov't||Allows for home rule in Dade County|
|Amendment 4||Legislature||Allows the Legislature to have an extra session of no more than 30 days if approved by a 3/5th vote in both Houses|
|Amendment 5||Redistricting||Reapportions the seats in the State Senate and House|
|Amendment 6||Judiciary||Provides for additional Judges of the Criminal Court of Records of Duval County|
|Amendment 7||Education||Removes the Office of County Special Tax School District Trustees and provides method for reinstatement|
|Amendment 8||Education||Authorizes the appointment of County Superintendents in Duval, Sarasota, Dade and Pinellas Counties|
|Amendment 9||Judiciary||Transfers duties of the County Solicitor in Dade County to the State Attorney of the 11th Judicial Circuit|
|Amendment 10||Gov't Finances||Requires that all money collected by Escambia County officers be paid into the county general fund|
|Amendment 11||Civil Service||Provides for the establishment of civil service systems and civil service boards|
|Amendment 12||Trials||Provides for Civil Jury Trials, as well as certain court officers, in Pinellas County|
Not on the ballot
- Amendment 3 did not appear on the ballot because it was repealed.
- The Constitution Advisory Commission was create by Legislative approval.
- Florida Constitution Revision Commission, 1956 constitutional amendments
- Sample Ballot in Ocala Star-Banner
State of Florida
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Chief Financial Officer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services | Commissioner of Insurance Regulation | Secretary of Environmental Protection | Director of Economic Opportunity | Chair of Public Service Commission |