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Florida Number of Circuit Judges, Amendment 6 (1962)

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The Florida Number of Circuit Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 6, 1962.

This amendment sought to modify the Florida Constitution in relation to the number of circuit judges provided by legislature.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1962)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No297,75756.83%
Yes 226,200 43.17%

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:

NO. 6

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO

ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, SUBSECTION (2)

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.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

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.[1]

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.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-62"
  2. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 5, 1962
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.