New Hampshire, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional Convention

General Typology

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

New Hampshire Constitution, Article 100
[...]
(b) The general court, by an affirmative vote of a majority of all members of both houses voting separately, may at any time submit the question "Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?" to the qualified voters of the state. If the question of holding a convention is not submitted to the people at some time during any period of ten years, it shall be submitted by the secretary of state at the general election in the tenth year following the last submission. If a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question of holding a convention approves it, delegates shall be chosen at the next regular general election, or at such earlier time as the legislature may provide, in the same manner and proportion as the representatives to the general court are chosen. The delegates so chosen shall convene at such time as the legislature may direct and may recess from time to time and make such rules for the conduct of their convention as they may determine.
[...]

Source: The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire (accessed 28 July 2017)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : Question will be put on the ballot if approved by a majority in each house of legislature. It will also be submitted if it has not been asked in 10 years (New Hampshire Constitution, Article 100).
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : Question must be approved by a simple majority of those voting thereon (New Hampshire Constitution, Article 100).

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Question must be approved by a simple majority of those voting thereon (New Hampshire Constitution, Article 100).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

New Hampshire Constitution, Article 100
[...]
(b) [...] If the question of holding a convention is not submitted to the people at some time during any period of ten years, it shall be submitted by the secretary of state at the general election in the tenth year following the last submission. [...]

Source: The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire (accessed 28 July 2017)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

New Hampshire Constitution, Article 100
[...]
(b) The general court, by an affirmative vote of a majority of all members of both houses voting separately, may at any time submit the question "Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?" to the qualified voters of the state. [...]

Source: The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire (accessed 28 July 2017)

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Practice

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