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

General Typology

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

Ohio Constitution, Article XVI
Section 2
Whenever two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the General Assembly shall think it necessary to call a convention, to revise, amend, or change this constitution, they shall recommend to the electors to vote on a separate ballot without party designation of any kind at the next election for members to the general assembly, for or against a convention; and if a majority of all the electors, voting for and against the calling of a convention, shall have voted for a convention, the General Assembly shall, at their next session, provide, by law, for calling the same. [...]

Section 3
At the general election to be held in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-two, and in each twentieth year thereafter, the question: "Shall there be a convention to revise, alter, or amend the constitution[,]" shall be submitted to the electors of the state; and in case a majority of the electors, voting for and against the calling of a convention, shall decide in favor of a convention, the General Assembly, at its next session, shall provide, by law, for the election of delegates, and the assembling of such convention, as is provided in the preceding section [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Ohio (accessed 4 August 2017)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Legislature : The legislature may put the question to have a constitutional convention on the ballot if agreed to by 2/3 of each legislative house or the question will automatically be put on the ballot every 20 years starting in 1932 (Ohio Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2 & 3)
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : The question passes if a majority of votes on the question are affirmative (Ohio Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2 & 3).

Requirements

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Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
The question passes if a majority of votes on the question are affirmative (Ohio Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2 & 3).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

The Ohio Constitution states that when proposed by the legislature, the question must be placed on a separate ballot without party designation. When automatically submitted, the question will be worded: "'Shall there be a convention to revise, alter, or amend the constitution?'" (Ohio Constitution, Article XVI, Section 2 & 3).

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