Sierra Leone, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Referendum held pursuant to an Act of Parliament

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Sierra Leone
Political level
national
Local Name:
Referendum held pursuant to an Act of Parliament
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

31. Every citizen of Sierra Leone being eighteen years of age and above and of sound mind shall have the right to vote, and accordingly shall be entitled to be registered as a voter for the purposes of public elections and referenda.

33. Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, the Electoral Commission shall be responsible for the conduct and supervision of the registration of voters for, and of, all public elections and referenda; and for that purpose shall have power to make regulations by statutory instrument for the registration of voters, the conduct of Presidential, Parliamentary or Local Government elections and referenda, and other matters connected therewith, including regulations for voting by proxy

37. (1) In any referendum held pursuant to an Act of Parliament, every person who is entitled to vote in elections of Members of Parliament shall be entitled to vote at such referendum and no other person may so vote; and the issue in the referendum shall not be regarded as having been approved at that referendum unless it was so approved by the votes of not less than one-half of all such persons or by not less than two-thirds of all the valid votes cast.

(2) The conduct of any referendum for the purposes of subsection (1) shall be under the general supervision of the Electoral Commission and the provisions of Section 38 of this Constitution shall apply in relation to the exercise by the Electoral Commission of its functions with respect to a referendum as they apply in relation to the exercise of its functions with respect to elections of Members of Parliament.

(3) A Bill for an Act of Parliament under this Section shall not be submitted to the President for his assent unless it is accompanied by a certificate under the hand of the Speaker (or if the Speaker is for any reason unable to exercise the functions of this office, the Deputy Speaker) that the provisions of subsections (1), (2) and (3) of section 106 and, where appropriate, the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) have been complied with.

References: THE CONSTITUTION OF SIERRA LEONE, 1991 (accessed 19.05.2020)

Subject Matter:

Referendum held pursuant to an Act of Parliament

Actors

Author:
Parliament
Initiator:
Parliament
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
"The issue in the referendum shall not be regarded as having been approved at that referendum unless it was so approved by the votes of not less than one-half of all such persons or by not less than two-thirds of all the valid votes cast"
Approval Quorum:
"The issue in the referendum shall not be regarded as having been approved at that referendum unless it was so approved by the votes of not less than one-half of all such persons or by not less than two-thirds of all the valid votes cast"
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
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Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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