Barbados, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Referendum Act 2005

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Barbados
Political level
national
Local Name:
Referendum Act 2005
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Barbados Referendum Act 2005

Subject Matter:

A referendum on Barbados becoming a republic was planned to be held in Barbados by August 2008, near to the time of the parliamentary elections. However, it was reported on December 2, 2007, that the vote was to be held at a later date instead. References: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Republicanism_in_Barbados#cite_note-referendum_bill-3

Actors

Author:
Authority
Initiator:
Authority
Decision maker:
The whole electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

"Do you agree with the recommendation of the Constitution Review Commission that Barbados should become a Parliamentary republic with the head of State of Barbados being a President who is a citizen of Barbados?"

Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

A referendum on the issue was proposed again in 2008, but never was held.References: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Republicanism_in_Barbados#cite_note-referendum_bill-3