Florida County Commissioner Elections, Amendment 3 (1900)

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The Florida County Commissioner Elections Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1900.

This amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the election of County Commissioners.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1900)
Approveda Yes 8,243 70.75%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1899-1900)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment – Section 5, Article 8—Election of County Commissioners.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 5. Immediately upon the ratification of this amendment the County Commissioners of the several counties of this State shall divide their respective counties into five Commissioners= districts, to be numbered respectively from one to five inclusive, and each district shall be, as nearly as possible, equal in proportion to population, and thereafter there shall be in each of such districts a County Commissioner, who shall be elected by the qualified electors of said county, at the time and place of voting for other county officers, and shall hold his office for two years. The powers, duties and compensation of such County Commissioners shall be prescribed by law; Provided, That nothing herein shall affect the terms of Commissioners holding office at the time of such division; Provided, further, That all vacancies occurring by limitations of terms, or from death, resignation or otherwise, before the election of 1902 shall be filled by appointment by the Governor as now provided by law.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 44 of 1899.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-1900"
  2. The Miami News, "Unofficial Ballot", October 26, 1900
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.