Florida Judicial Salaries, Amendment 1 (1908)

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The Florida Judicial Salaries Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 3, 1908.

This amendment sought to modify Article V of the Florida Constitution to state that the Legislature shall set judicial salaries.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1908)
Defeatedd No7,46952.22%
Yes 6,835 47.78%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1907-1908)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

FOR Constitutional Amendment Section (9) of Article (5), Relating to Judicial Salaries.

AGAINST Constitutional Amendment Section (9) of Article (5), Relating to Judicial Salaries. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 9. The salaries of Justices of the Supreme Court, Circuit Judges and Judges of Criminal Courts of Record shall be fixed by the Legislature.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 1 of 1907.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 27, 1907.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-08"
  2. The Pensacola Journal, "Candidates To Be Voted For In General Election," November 1, 1908
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.