Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, local Plebiscite [ATP] - Plebiscites

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Plebiscites
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

Plebiscites
220. (1) A council may, by a vote of 2/3 of the councillors in office, hold a plebiscite in the municipality for the purpose of determining the views of the voters in the municipality and may
(a) set the date for the holding of the plebiscite; and
(b) define the question to be voted on in the plebiscite.
(2) A plebiscite shall, with the necessary changes, be held in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act .

References: AN ACT RESPECTING MUNICIPALITIES , 1999, (2014)

Subject Matter:

To hold a plebiscite

Actors

Author:
Councillors in office
Initiator:
Councillors in office : 2/3 of councillors
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks: