North Dakota, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendment
- Obligatory referendum [LOR]
- North Dakota, USA
- Political level
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- Legally Defined:
North Dakota Constitution, Article IV, Section 16
Any amendment to this constitution may be proposed in either house of the legislative assembly, and if agreed to upon a roll call by a majority of the members elected to each house, must be submitted to the electors and if a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the affirmative, the amendment is a part of this constitution.
Source: Constitution of the State of North Dakota (accessed 2 August 2017)
- Subject Matter:
Amending the state constitution via obligatory referendum
- Legislature : The proposed constitutional amendment must be agreed to by a majority of each house of legislature (North Dakota Constitution, Article IV, Section 16).
- Law : Constitution
- Decision maker:
- Electorate : The proposed constitutional amendment passes if a majority of the votes on the question are affirmative (North Dakota Constitution, Article IV, Section 16).
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- Turnout Quorum:
- Legals source does not mention turnout quorum
- Approval Quorum:
- The proposed constitutional amendment passes if a majority of the votes on the question are affirmative (North Dakota Constitution, Article IV, Section 16).
- Geographical Quorum:
- Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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- Supervision And Support:
North Dakota Century Code, Title 16, Chapter 1
[...] For two consecutive weeks before the sample ballot is published, an analysis of any constitutional amendment, initiated measure, or referred measure, written by the secretary of state after consultation with the attorney general, must be published in columns to enable the electors to become familiar with the effect of the proposed constitutional amendment or initiated or referred measure.
Source: North Dakota Century Code (accessed 2 August 2017)
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