Florida Additional Judge for Lake County, Amendment 2 (1965)
The Florida Additional Judge for Lake County Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1965.
- This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to authorize the legislature to provide an additional county judge in Lake County.
|Florida Amendment 2 (1965)|
Unofficial election results via: Ocala Star-Banner (November 3, 1965)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Judiciary, Lake County Judge – Proposing an amendment to Article V, Section 7 of the State Constitution by adding subjections (2A) and (2B) providing that the Legislature may provide, without referendum thereon, for one additional County Judge of Lake County.
Section 7. County Judges' Courts.
(2A) County Judges, Lake County. The legislature may provide, without referendum thereon, for one (1) additional judge in Lake county.
(2B) This amendment shall become effective only upon its approval by a majority of the electors of the state participating in the special election held November 2, 1965, and a concurrent approval of a majority of the electors of Lake county participating in the same election.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 1649 of 1965.
- The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 24, 1965.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1965.
- Florida Amendments of the Election of 11-2-65
- Sample Ballot (in the Ocala Star-Banner, October 25, 1965)
- Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-65"
- Ocala Star-Banner, "Voting Machine Sample Ballot," October 25, 1965
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.