Florida Basic Document, Amendment 1 (1978)

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The Florida Basic Document Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a commission referral in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 7, 1978.

This amendment sought to modify Articles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, X, XI and XII of the Florida Constitution to revise the Florida Constitution in general.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1978)
Defeatedd No1,512,10670.80%
Yes 623,703 29.20%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing a revision of the Florida Constitution, generally described as the Basic Document, embracing the subject matter of Articles I (Declaration of Rights), II (General Provisions), III (Legislature), IV (Executive), V (Judiciary), VI (Suffrage and Elections), VIII (Local Government), X (Miscellaneous), XI (Amendments) and XII (Schedule), except for other revisions separately submitted for a vote on this ballot.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-78"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.