North Carolina, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Convention of the People

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
North Carolina, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Convention of the People
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Section 1
No Convention of the People of this State shall ever be called unless by the concurrence of two-thirds of all the members of each house of the General Assembly, and unless the proposition "Convention or No Convention" is first submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the time and in the manner prescribed by the General Assembly. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor of a Convention, it shall assemble on the day prescribed by the General Assembly. The General Assembly shall, in the act submitting the convention proposition, propose limitations upon the authority of the Convention; and if a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor of a Convention, those limitations shall become binding upon the Convention. [...]

Source: North Carolina State Constitution (accessed 1 August 2017)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Legislature : The question must be agreed to by a 2/3 majority of each house of legislature (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Section 1).
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : The question must receive positive votes from a majority of those voting on it (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Section 1).

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
The question must receive positive votes from a majority of those voting on it (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Section 1).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

The legislature may limit the power of the constitutional convention (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Section 1).

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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

Practice

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Remarks: