Florida Selection of Circuit Court Judges Act (2000)

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The Selection of Circuit Court Judges Act was an automatic ballot referral on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

The question, a result of Amendment 7 in 1998, asked voters in each Florida Circuit Court district to decide whether to adopt a new judicial selection system where judges are first appointed by the governor and then retained through elections.[1][2]

Election results

A separate vote was tallied for each of the 20 Florida circuit courts. Each circuit opposed the proposal.

Summary

Circuit Outcome
1 Defeatedd
2 Defeatedd
3 Defeatedd
4 Defeatedd
5 Defeatedd
6 Defeatedd
7 Defeatedd
8 Defeatedd
9 Defeatedd
10 Defeatedd
Circuit Outcome
11 Defeatedd
12 Defeatedd
13 Defeatedd
14 Defeatedd
15 Defeatedd
16 Defeatedd
17 Defeatedd
18 Defeatedd
19 Defeatedd
20 Defeatedd

Full outcome

Circuit 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No160,85268.24%
Yes 74,868 31.76%
Circuit 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No92,07171.88%
Yes 36,010 28.12%
Circuit 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No39,43177.24%
Yes 11,617 22.76%
Circuit 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No226,43369.26%
Yes 100,488 30.74%
Circuit 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No203,64666.35%
Yes 103,272 33.65%
Circuit 6
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No297,89161.25%
Yes 188,486 38.75%
Circuit 7
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No189,56069.17%
Yes 84,485 30.83%
Circuit 8
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No80,48771.04%
Yes 32,807 28.96%
Circuit 9
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No210,77571.09%
Yes 85,728 28.91%
Circuit 10
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No126,82566.45%
Yes 64,039 33.55%
Circuit 11
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No354,21469.39%
Yes 156,244 30.61%
Circuit 12
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No157,46763.01%
Yes 92,426 36.99%
Circuit 13
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No225,14069.11%
Yes 100,649 30.89%
Circuit 14
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No70,94475.89%
Yes 22,538 24.11%
Circuit 15
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No248,66162.62%
Yes 148,424 37.38%
Circuit 16
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No21,61271.96%
Yes 8,421 28.04%
Circuit 17
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No288,67657.78%
Yes 210,950 42.22%
Circuit 18
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No226,37768.43%
Yes 104,431 31.57%
Circuit 19
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No110,20163.48%
Yes 63,392 36.52%
Circuit 20
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No216,85967.95%
Yes 102,298 32.05%

Election results via: Florida Department of State, Division of Elections

Text of the measures

The question asked in each circuit read:

Shall Circuit Court Judges be appointed by the Governor with retention by vote of the people?[2][3]

Path to the ballot

In 1998, Florida voters approved the Local Option for Selection of Judges and Funding of State Courts Act, which among other things, provided "for future local elections to decide whether to continue electing circuit and county judges or to adopt system of appointment of those judges by governor." Two measures on the 2000 ballot responded to this mandate, the Selection of Circuit Court Judges Act and the Selection of County Court Judges Act.

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