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Record Group Number: 000156
Series/Collection Number: .S 1288
Creator: Florida. Division of Elections.
Title, Dates: Records of commissions for county elective officers, 1898-1963, 1969-1978, 1989-2004.
Amount: 51.00 v.
28.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological; boxes 64-81 arranged alphabetically by county.
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Summary:     The series contains commission certificates for individuals who were elected to local government positions from 1898 to 2004. Gaps  in the record exist for the periods from 1964 to 1968 and from 1968-1989. The certificates were filed with the Secretary of State according to Chapter 113.06 F.S. Each certificates specifies:  the name of the person being commissioned; the office title; the term of office; official signatures of the Governor and Secretary of State; and occasionally the date of filing of the oath and bond by the commissioned officer. Certificates after 1969 bear registration numbers and are no longer bound in volumes. Certificates with CE prefix indicate terms of office that begin in January; an SE prefix indicates that a term begins in a month other than January. In the records for the period 1990-1999 the commissions do not have registration numbers and there is no separate index. The State and County Directories (Series 1284) serve as the index to this series for the dates prior to 1990.
Finding Aids: Volume listing available.
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Subject Access Fields: Commissions. aat
Florida Officials and employees
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