Sonora, Mexico, local Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Consulta Popular

General Typology

Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Sonora, Mexico
Political level
Local Name:
Consulta Popular
Normative Level:
Legally Binding:
Legally Defined:

Article 77.- The popular consultation is an instrument of participation by the which Sonora citizens may express their opinion or proposals on any topic of public interest related to the exercise of the powers of the Executive Branch and the legislative power , without that opinion is binding for the authorities. It will only constitute an element of judgment on the exercise of the functions of the corresponding government.

Article 78.- The popular consultation will be conducted by any of the mechanisms provided for in article 71 of this law.
(Article 71.- A Neighborhood query will be made via any of the following mechanisms, designated in a manner but not limited:
I direct consultation to citizens;...)

Article 79. - The popular consultation will be called by:
IV. Ten thousand or more inhabitants of the place where the collective problem query object is located, by written request addressed to the Executive of the State or the Congress, according to the subject to consult.

Article 80. - In any case, the popular consultation process should be performed in the terms established by this law, by State authority referred to in the previous article, in whose area of competence the subject falls query object.
The corresponding call should be published and disseminated by the same authority, with at least seven calendar days in advance of the date of its completion, and it shall be published in the media of wider dissemination within the region in which it intends to perform.

Article 83. - In any case, the popular consultation only can be called if the subject of consultation, was not object of another query with some other instrument of participation of those provided in this law, prior to the last twelve months.

Article 84.- The results of the popular consultation must spread in the same terms in which was disseminated by the corresponding call, in one period not greater than thirty calendar days from its realization.
Article 85.-During the electoral process popular consultations cannot be realized.

References: LEY DE PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA DEL ESTADO DE SONORA, 2011 (2017)  (accessed March 11, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To call a non-binding referendum about a collective problem at a location


Decision maker:
Electorate of location


Number Of Signatures:
Available Time:
No information found in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
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Approval Quorum:
No special approval quorum found in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
No information found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Written request at resp. authority

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
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Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
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The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original Spanish version is binding.