Illinois, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional Convention

General Typology

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

Constitution of the State of Illinois
Article XIV, Section 1
(a) Whenever three-fifths of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly so direct, the question of whether a Constitutional Convention should be called shall be submitted to the electors at the general election next occurring at least six months after such legislative direction.
(b) If the question of whether a Convention should be called is not submitted during any twenty-year period, the Secretary of State shall submit such question at the general election in the twentieth year following the last submission.
(c) The vote on whether to call a Convention shall be on a separate ballot. A Convention shall be called if approved by three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election.

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970 (accessed 13 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

calling for a constiutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : 3/5 of both houses of legislature must vote to put the question on the ballot or the Secretary of State will submit the question after 20 years of the question not being asked
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : 3/5 majority of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting at the election to pass

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Must pass by 3/5 of the votes on the measure and/or by a majority of votes at the election (Illinois Constitution, Article XIV, Section 1)
Approval Quorum:
Must pass by 3/5 of the votes on the measure and/or by a majority of votes at the election (Illinois Constitution, Article XIV, Section 1)
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

the question will be submitted at the next general election more than 6 months after the legislature votes to put it on the ballot or in the 20th year of its last being asked

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970, Article XIV, Section 1 (accessed 13 June 2017)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Ballot question must be on a "separate ballot"

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970, Article XIV, Section 1 (accessed 13 June 2017)

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

Practice

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