New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Florida Additional Judge for Lake County, Amendment 2 (1965)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on
State Judiciary
State judiciary.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Florida Constitution
750px-Flag of Florida.svg.png

The Florida Additional Judge for Lake County Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1965.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to authorize the legislature to provide an additional county judge in Lake County.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1965)
Approveda Yes 357,866 67.61%

Unofficial election results via: Ocala Star-Banner (November 3, 1965)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 2


(2A) AND (2B)

Judiciary, Lake County Judge – Proposing an amendment to Article V, Section 7 of the State Constitution by adding subjections (2A) and (2B) providing that the Legislature may provide, without referendum thereon, for one additional County Judge of Lake County.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 7. County Judges' Courts.

(2A) County Judges, Lake County. The legislature may provide, without referendum thereon, for one (1) additional judge in Lake county.

(2B) This amendment shall become effective only upon its approval by a majority of the electors of the state participating in the special election held November 2, 1965, and a concurrent approval of a majority of the electors of Lake county participating in the same election.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 1649 of 1965.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 24, 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1965.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-65"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Voting Machine Sample Ballot," October 25, 1965
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.