By: The News Service of Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sheriffs and other constitutional officers would have to be elected in charter counties under a measure headed to the November general-election ballot.
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday voted 29-8 for the measure, which could affect some of the 20 Florida counties that have charter governments.
If approved by 60 percent of the voters, the constitutional amendment would mandate the election of all constitutional officers in charter counties, including sheriffs, tax collectors, supervisors of elections, property appraisers and clerks of the circuit court. It would also prohibit the transfer of those duties to other offices.
Under the current Constitution, a charter county can change the constitutional offices from elected to appointed positions and reassign the duties, with voter approval…