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Measure Details

Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies

Florida Ballot Measure - Amendment 3

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch

Yes
2,576,737
(47.9%)

No
2,802,541
(52.1%)

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution requiring the Governor to prospectively fill vacancies in a judicial office to which election for retention applies resulting from the justice’s or judge’s reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospective appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not fill an expected vacancy until the current justice’s or judge’s term expires.

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