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

General Typology

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

Iowa Constitution, Article X, Section 3
Constitutional convention. SEC. 3. At the general election to be held in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and in each tenth year thereafter, and also at such times as the general assembly may, by law, provide, the question, "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution, and propose amendment or amendments to same?" shall be decided by the electors qualified to vote for members of the general assembly; and in case a majority of the electors so qualified, voting at such election, for and against such proposition, shall decide in favor of a convention for such purpose, the general assembly, at its next session, shall provide by law for the election of delegates to such convention, and for submitting the results of said convention to the people [...]

Source: 1857 Constitution of the State of Iowa (current through 2016 general election)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : The question will automatically be on the ballot every tenth year. The legislature may also vote to put it on the ballot at another time.
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

"Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution, and propose amendment or amendments to same?"

Source: 1857 Constitution of the State of Iowa (current through 2016 general election)

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

Practice

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