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Florida Uniform System of County and Municipal Government, Amendment 5 (1934)

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The Florida Uniform System of County and Municipal Government Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 6, 1934.

This amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution to establish a uniform system of county and municipal government.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1934)
Approveda Yes 71,476 70.40%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1933-1934)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


Proposing to Amend Section 24 of Article III of the Constitution Relating to County and Municipal Governments By Amending the Same so as to Provide that the Legislature Shall Establish an Uniform System of County and Municipal Government. Applicable Except in Cases Where Local or Special Laws for Counties are Enacted Which are Inconsistent Therewith; That the Legislature shall Classify by General Law Cities and Towns According to Population, and by General Law Provide for Their Incorporation, Government, Jurisdiction, Powers, Duties and Privileges, and Prohibiting Special or Local Laws Therefor.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 24. The Legislature shall establish an* uniform system of county and municipal government, which shall be applicable, except in cases where local or special laws for counties are provided by the Legislature that may be inconsistent therewith. The Legislature shall by general law classify cities and towns according to population, and shall by general law provide for their incorporation, government, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges under such classifications, and no special or local laws incorporating cities or towns, providing for their government, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges shall be passed by the Legislature.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 296 of 1933.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 6, 1933.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-34"
  2. The Miami News, "Educational Ballot", November 5, 1934
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.