Florida Election of County Commissioners, Amendment 5 (1984)

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The Florida Election of County Commissioners Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1984.

This amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to remove constitutional restrictions on the selection of county commissioners.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1988)
Approveda Yes 2,150,510 64.27%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Provides that county commissioners shall be elected as provided by law, thereby removing the constitutional restriction that county commissioners must be elected at large by the electors of the county, and allows the board of county commissioners to be composed of either five or seven members.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-84"
  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.