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

General Typology

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

Article 69.- The Neighborhood consultation is an instrument of participation through which the Sonora citizens of a municipality may issue their opinion regarding solutions to collective problems of the place where they reside, without this opinion to be binding to the competent authority, so that it will only constitute an element of judgment on the exercise of the functions of Government.

Article 70.- A Neighborhood consultation will be directed at:
I. All of the citizens who reside in a municipality;
II.- The neighbors of one or more colonies or districts within a municipality; and
III.- The sectors industrial, commercial, for the provision of services or of social welfare and other social groups organized within a municipality.

Article 72.- Neighborhood query may be filed by:
III.- A number of citizens equal to or superior to one per cent of the total number of citizens registered on the nominal list of the place where the collective problem is located which is object of inquiry, by written request addressed to the corresponding Town Hall, always and in the case of community consultations to be held in the form of direct consultation provided for in section I of the preceding article; (..)

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 75.- The Neighborhood consultation results must be spread in the same terms in which the corresponding call was disseminated, in one period not more than fifteen calendar days from its realization.

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

Subject Matter:

To issue the opinion regarding solutions to collective problems of the place of resident


Decision maker:
Venical electorate


Number Of Signatures:
1% of electorate
Available Time:
No information found in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
No information found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
No special approval quorum found in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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



The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original Spanish version is binding.