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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700539: Incentive to Allow for Highly Qualified Judicial Applicants by Richard Zaden

NEW ARTICLE

Title: ARTICLE V, SECTION 11 (B) VACANCIES

SECTION 11. Vacancies.—

(b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least three years after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term.