Florida Number of Circuit Judges, Amendment 6 (1962)
|Florida Amendment 6 (1962)|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1961-1962)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
Proposing an amendment to Article V, Section 6, subsection (2) of the Constitution relating to the number of circuit judges, making it permissive instead of mandatory for the Legislature to provide for one circuit judge in each circuit for each fifty thousand inhabitants or major fraction thereof according to the last census.
Section 6. Circuit Courts.
(2) Circuit Judges. The legislature may provide for one (1) circuit judge in each circuit for each fifty thousand (50,000) inhabitants or major fraction thereof according to the last census authorized by law. In circuits having more than one (1) judge the legislature may designate the place of residence of any such additional judge or judges.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 344 of 1961.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 8, 1961.
- Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1961-1962)
- Florida Amendments of the Election of 11-6-62
- Sample Ballot (in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 5, 1962)
- Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-62"
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 5, 1962
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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