Connecticut, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional convention

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Connecticut, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Constitutional convention
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Constitution of the State of Connecticut
Article XIII, SEC. 2.

The question "Shall there be a Constitutional Convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the State?" shall be submitted to all the electors of the state at the general election held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the even-numbered year next succeeding the expiration of a period of twenty years from the date of convening of the last convention called to revise or amend the constitution of the state, including the Constitutional Convention of 1965, or next succeeding the expiration of a period of twenty years from the date of submission of such a question to all electors of the state, whichever date shall last occur. If a majority of the electors voting on the question shall signify "yes", the general assembly shall provide for such convention as provided in Section 3 of this article.

Source: Constitution of the State of Connecticut (accessed 10 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Placing a question on the ballot regarding whether to call a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : Legislature
Initiator:
Law : Constitution (question must be asked every twenty years after the last constitutional convention was convened or the last time the question was asked)
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

"Shall there be a Constitutional Convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the State?"

Source: Constitution of the State of Connecticut, Article XIII, Section 2 (accessed 10 June 2017)

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

Practice

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