Aargau, Switzerland, regional Authorities' minority plebiscite [MTP] - Obligatorisches Referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Authorities' minority plebiscite [MTP]
Location
Aargau, Switzerland
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Obligatorisches Referendum
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

62 Mandatory referendums
1 A mandatory referendum is required, when:
...
b) ...; if this Quorum (if laws are not adopted by the absolute majority of all members of the Great Council) is achieved , one-fourth of all members of the Great Council, nevertheless, can call for a referendum,
e) ..., if they (The decrees of the Great Council in accordance with the 63 Sub.p. 1 let. bd and f of this Constitution) are not adopted by the absolute majority of all members of the Great Council; if this Quorum is achieved, one-fourth of all members of the Great Council, nevertheless, can call for a referendum.

Ref.: The Constitution of Aargau, 1980 (Accessed 06.11.2019)

22 Determination of the result, absolute majority
1 In determining the result of an election or vote, blank and invalid ballots or votes are disregarded.
2 The absolute excess is calculated as follows: the total number of valid votes is divided by the number of authority members to be elected and half the result. The next higher whole number is the absolute.

23
Election and voting results
(..)
2 For the adoption of a template to be voted on, the absolute majority is required.

References: Law on Political Rights (GPR) Canton of Aargau, 03.1992 (Accessed 06.11.2019)

Subject Matter:

The decrees of the Great Council

Actors

Author:
Legislator
Initiator:
1/4 of all members of the Parliament of the Canton
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
None
Approval Quorum:
Absolute Majority
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original German, Frensh or Italian version is binding.