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

General Typology

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

Kentucky Constitution, Section 258
When a majority of all the members elected to each House of the General Assembly shall concur, by a yea and nay vote, to be entered upon their respective journals, in enacting a law to take the sense of the people of the State as to the necessity and expediency of calling a Convention for the purpose of revising or amending this Constitution, and such amendments as may have been made to the same, such law shall be spread upon their respective journals. If the next General Assembly shall, in like manner, concur in such law, it shall provide for having a poll opened in each voting precinct in this state by the officers provided by law for holding general elections at the next ensuing regular election to be held for State officers or members of the House of Representatives, which does not occur within ninety days from the final passage of such law, at which time and places the votes of the qualified voters shall be taken for and against calling the Convention, in the same manner provided by law for taking votes in other State elections. [...] If it shall appear that a majority voting on the proposition was for calling a Convention, and if the total number of votes cast for the calling of the Convention is equal to one-fourth of the number of qualified voters who voted at the last preceding general election in this State, [...] a law shall be enacted calling a Convention to readopt, revise or amend this Constitution, and such amendments as may have been made thereto.

Source: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky of 1891 (current through 2004 general election)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : A majority of both houses of legislature for two consecutive legislative sessions
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : Requires a simple majority and approval quorum of "one-fourth of the number of qualified voters who voted at the last preceding general election in this State" (Kentucky Constitution, Section 258)

Requirements

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Turnout Quorum:
Kentucky Constitution, Section 258 [...] a majority voting on the proposition was for calling a Convention, and [...] the total number of votes cast for the calling of the Convention [must be] equal to one-fourth of the number of qualified voters who vote
Approval Quorum:
Kentucky Constitution, Section 258 [...] a majority voting on the proposition was for calling a Convention, and [...] the total number of votes cast for the calling of the Convention [must be] equal to one-fourth of the number of qualified voters who vote
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Other Formal Requirements:

The vote will take place "at the next ensuing regular election to be held for State officers or members of the House of Representatives, which does not occur within ninety days from the final passage of such law [...]"

Source: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky of 1891, Section 258 (current through 2004 general election)

Procedural Elements

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Supervision And Support:

Kentucky Constitution, Section 263
Before a vote is taken upon the question of calling a Convention, the Secretary of State shall cause notice of the election to be published in such manner as may be provided by the act directing said vote to be taken.

Source: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky of 1891 (current through 2004 general election)

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