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Florida Escambia County Court of Records Judicial Election, Amendment 11 (1948)

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Florida Escambia County Court of Records Judicial Election Amendment, also known as Amendment 11, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was approved in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution in relation to the election of the judge of the court of record in and for Escambia County.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 11 (1948)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 79,036 52.93%
No70,29947.07%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)

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NO. 11

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE V

A proposed amendment of Article V by adding thereto Section 48 providing for the election of the Judge of the Court of Record of Escambia County for a term of six years, the first election for said office to be held at the 1950 general elect and first term of office under this amendment to begin on first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1951; and prescribing the manner of filling any vacancy which occurs in such office prior to the beginning of such first elective term.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 48. The Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County shall hereafter be elected by the qualified electors of said County as other State and County officials are elected, for a term of six (6) years. The first election for said office shall be held at the General Election in 1950 and subsequent elections shall be held each six (6) years thereafter.

The first term of office under this amendment shall begin on the First Tuesday after the First Monday in January, 1951.

Any vacancy in said office, which occurs prior to said First Tuesday after the First Monday in January, 1951, shall be filled by appointment by the governor and confirmation by the Senate as heretofore provided by the Constitution, but in no case for any longer than the First Tuesday after the First Monday in January, 1951, and the term or tenure of office of any one appointed to said office for the term beginning in 1947 shall expire on said First Tuesday after the First Monday in January, 1951.

Any provision of the Constitution in conflict herewith is hereby repealed.[1]

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