Florida Additional Method for Revising State Constitution, Amendment 11 (1964)

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The Florida Additional Method for Revising State Constitution Amendment, also known as Amendment 11, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1964.

This amendment modified Article XVII of the Florida Constitution to provide an additional legislative method of revising or amending the constitution.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 11 (1964)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 420,006 51.00%
No403,56549.00%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 11—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII

Additional Method of Revising or Amending the Constitution—Proposing an amendment to Article XVII of the Florida Constitution providing an additional method of revising or amending the Constitution; providing that either branch of the Legislature may propose by joint resolution a revision of the entire Constitution or a revision or amendment of any portion and may direct and provide for an election thereon.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 4. Additional Method of Revising or Amending Constitution. As a method of revising the entire constitution of Florida, and as an additional method of revising or amending any portion or portions of it, either branch of the legislature, at any regular session, or at any special or extraordinary session called for the purpose, may propose by joint resolution a revision of the entire constitution or a revision or amendment of any portion or portions thereof and may direct and provide for an election thereon.

If the joint resolution is adopted by vote of three-fifths (3/5) of the members elected to each house, the yeas and nays shall be entered upon their respective journals, and the proposed revision or amendment shall be submitted to the electors of the state for ratification or rejection at the next general election held more than seventy (70) days after the adoption of the resolution unless, by vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members elected to each house, the legislature shall provide for submission at a special election at an earlier date. The secretary of state shall cause notice of the proposed revision or amendment and of the date of the election thereon to be published twice in one newspaper in each county in which a newspaper is published, the first publication to be not more than ten (10) or less than eight (8) weeks before the election and the second publication to be at least one (1) week after the first and not less than four (4) weeks before the election. If the proposed revision or amendment receives the favorable vote of a majority of the electors voting thereon, it shall take effect at noon on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the January following the election if voted upon in a general election, and on the sixtieth (60th) day after the election if voted upon in a special election, or in either case on any date designated therein.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 368 of 1963.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on May 23, 1963.[1]

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  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.