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Florida Selection and Retention of Circuit and County Judges, Amendment 6 (1978)

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The Florida Selection and Retention of Circuit and County Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a commission referral in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 7, 1978.

This amendment sought to modify Article V of the Florida Constitution to require circuit and county judges to submit themselves for retention or rejection by the electors every six years.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1978)
Defeatedd No1,095,75650.86%
Yes 1,058,574 49.14%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing a revision of the Florida Constitution to provide that circuit and county court judges submit themselves for retention ro rejection by the electors in a general election every six years; to provide that the governor shall fill vacancies occurring by rejection or otherwise from a list of at least three names submitted by the appropriate nominating commission; and to increase the terms of county court judges from four to six years.[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.