Nebraska, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Convention

General Typology

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

Nebraska Constitution
Article III, Section 3
[...] The veto power of the Governor shall not extend to measures initiated by or referred to the people. [...]

Article XVI, Section 2
When three-fifths of the members elected to the Legislature deem it necessary to call a convention to revise, amend, or change this constitution, they shall recommend to the electors to vote at the next election of members of the Legislature, for or against a convention, and if a majority of the electors voting on the proposition, vote for a convention, the Legislature shall, at its next session provide by law for calling the same; PROVIDED, the votes cast in favor of calling a convention shall not be less than thirty-five per cent of the total votes cast at such election. The convention shall consist of not more than one hundred members, the exact number to be determined by the Legislature, and to be nominated and elected from districts in the manner to be prescribed by the Legislature. Such members shall meet within three months after their election, for the purpose aforesaid. [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Nebraska (accessed 13 Juli 2017)

Subject Matter:

Calling a constitutional convention via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Authority : 3/5 of the Legislature (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2)
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : Proposition passes when receiving a majority of the number of votes on it as well as affirmative votes equal to at least 35% of the total number of voters at the election. (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2)

Requirements

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Turnout Quorum:
Requires a majority of the number of votes on it as well as affirmative votes equal to at least 35% of the total number of voters at the election (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2)
Approval Quorum:
Requires a majority of the number of votes on it as well as affirmative votes equal to at least 35% of the total number of voters at the election (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2)
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Nebraska Constitution, Article III, Section 4
[...] All propositions submitted in pursuance hereof shall be submitted in a non-partisan manner and without any indication or suggestion on the ballot that they have been approved or endorsed by any political party or organization. Only the title or proper descriptive words of measures shall be printed on the ballot and when two or more measures have the same title they shall be numbered consecutively in the order of filing with the Secretary of State and the number shall be followed by the name of the first petitioner on the corresponding petition.

Source: Constitution of the State of Nebraska (accessed 13 Juli 2017)

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