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Article XII, Section 26

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Requires that state legislative and congressional districts be established in accordance with the provisions of the amendment to Article III, Section 16, creating an Apportionment and Districting Commission in 2007, provided that amendment is adopted by the electorate at the general election of 2006, and that elections for state legislative and congressional districts in 2008 shall be held pursuant to plans adopted by the Commission in 2007.

Committee for Fair Elections
1720 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-0000
(850) 222-3883
  Contact: Ben Wilcox, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 61,113 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 611,009 
Statewide total currently valid: 405,269*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Withdrawn
Approval Date: 03/23/2005 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 08/26/2005 
Attorney General: 08/30/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 09/30/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling:  
SC Ruling Date:  
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2006 

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