Florida Selection of County Court Judges Act (2000)

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The Selection of County 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 country to decide whether to adopt a new judicial selection system where county court judges are first appointed by the governor and then retained through elections.[1][2]

Election results

A separate vote was tallied in each of Florida's 67 counties, and each county rejected the measure.

Alachua County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No55,18971.68%
Yes 21,808 28.32%
Baker County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,86781.16%
Yes 1,362 18.84%
Bay County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No41,.8175.78%
Yes 13,133 24.22%
Bradford County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No6,82780.65%
Yes 1,638 19.35%
Brevard County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No144,17370.45%
Yes 60,487 29.55%
Broward County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No298,55360.09%
Yes 198,323 39.91%
Calhoun County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,91486.92%
Yes 589 13.08%
Charlotte County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No44,77370.69%
Yes 18,563 29.31%
Citrus County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No38,30770.65%
Yes 15,911 29.35%
Clay County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No40,93776.53%
Yes 12,553 23.47%
Collier County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No55,61170.05%
Yes 23,780 29.95%
Columbia County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No13,74579.52%
Yes 3,538 20.48%
Miami-Dade County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No356,02971.93%
Yes 138,908 28.07%
Desoto County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,46474.68%
Yes 1,853 25.32%
Dixie County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,33678.70%
Yes 903 21.30%
Duval County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No180,02172.15%
Yes 69,505 27.85%
Escambia County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No72,77867.84%
Yes 34,498 32.16%
Flagler County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No17,11267.57%
Yes 8,211 32.43%
Franklin County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,35876.54%
Yes 1,029 23.46%
Gadsen County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No10,23574.82%
Yes 3,445 25.18%
Gilchrist County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,00380.56%
Yes 966 19.44%
Glades County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,24973.31%
Yes 819 26.69%
Gulf County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,80682.31%
Yes 1,033 17.69%
Hamilton County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,02080.06%
Yes 752 19.94%
Hardee County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,27476.12%
Yes 1,341 23.88%
Hendry County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,22673.23%
Yes 1,910 26.77%
Hernando County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No41,07568.15%
Yes 19,199 31.85%
Highlands County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No22,21871.48%
Yes 8,866 28.52%
Hillsborough County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No230,42371.97%
Yes 89,733 28.03%
Holmes County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,93088.49%
Yes 771 11.51%
Indian River County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No30,00668.25%
Yes 13,959 31.75%
Jackson County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No12,65782.33%
Yes 2,717 17.67%
Jefferson County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,11978.97%
Yes 1,097 21.03%
Lafayette County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,92182.52%
Yes 407 17.48%
Lake County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No53,42767.33%
Yes 25,924 32.67%
Lee County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No118,47072.00%
Yes 46,071 28.00%
Leon County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No70,29673.94%
Yes 24,781 26.06%
Levy County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No9,31378.39%
Yes 2,567 21.61%
Liberty County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,94186.04%
Yes 315 13.96%
Madison County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,33576.55%
Yes 1,328 23.45%
Manatee County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No72,60670.88%
Yes 29,827 29.12%
Monroe County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No20,16074.58%
Yes 6,871 25.42%
Marion County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No65,73170.29%
Yes 27,788 29.71%
Martin County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No31,89262.86%
Yes 18,840 37.14%
Nassau County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No16,81874.50%
Yes 5,756 25.50%
Okaloosa County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No48,19373.48%
Yes 17,390 26.52%
Okeechobee County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No7,19576.95%
Yes 2,155 23.05%
Orange County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No182,68474.99%
Yes 60,914 25.01%
Osceola County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No35,13369.69%
Yes 15,282 30.31%
Palm Beach County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No260,21265.57%
Yes 136,625 34.43%
Pasco County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No84,81865.60%
Yes 44,485 34.40%
Pinellas County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No231,78964.92%
Yes 125,242 35.08%
Polk County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No108,21170.34%
Yes 45,629 29.66%
Putnam County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No18,43876.81%
Yes 5,568 23.19%
Santa Rosa County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No34,21772.93%
Yes 12,701 27.07%
Sarasota County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No88,13962.61%
Yes 52,642 37.39%
Seminole County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No90,68971.99%
Yes 35,289 28.01%
St. Johns County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No42,45875.07%
Yes 14,099 24.93%
St. Lucie County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No46,35366.81%
Yes 23,030 33.19%
Sumter County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No14,26470.36%
Yes 6,010 29.64%
Suwanee County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No9,56481.64%
Yes 2,151 18.36%
Taylor County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,27880.79%
Yes 1,255 19.21%
Union County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,80381.82%
Yes 623 18.18%
Volusia County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No118,75670.50%
Yes 49,703 29.50%
Wakulla County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No6,33480.59%
Yes 1,526 19.41%
Walton County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No12,91778.33%
Yes 3,573 21.67%
Washington County
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No6,20384.84%
Yes 1,108 15.16%

Text of the measures

The question asked in each county read:

Shall County 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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