Tamaulipas, Mexico, regional Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR] - Plebiscito

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizen-initiated referendum [PCR]
Location
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Plebiscito
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:


ARTICLE 7.- These are the rights of the citizens of Tamaulipas:
IV - To meet to discuss public business, and participate in referendum, plebiscite, popular initiative, and other citizen consultation procedures established by law. (..)

References: Constitución Política del Estado de Tamaulipas, (2017) (accessed March 111, 2019)

Article 9 .- Through a plebiscite, the Governor of the State may consult voters to express their approval or rejection prior to actions or decisions of the same, which are believed to be important to the public life of the State.

ARTICLE 10.- The Governor of the State may be requested to call a plebiscite by 1% of the citizens registered on the electoral roll, who shall attach to their request a list with their names, signatures and the code of their voter credential, the comparison of which shall be carried out by the Electoral Institute of Tamaulipas.

Article 13 - The Governor of the State shall initiate the plebiscite procedure by means of a summons that must be issued at least ninety calendar days before the date of the plebiscite. The call shall be made known to the Electoral Institute of Tamaulipas, with the purpose of initiating the organization of the plebiscite process, shall be published in the Official State Newspaper, in the main newspapers circulating in the Entity and in the electronic media, and shall contain:
I.- A clear and precise explanation of the effects of the approval or rejection of the act or decision submitted to plebiscite;
II.- The date on which the vote will take place; and
III.- The question or questions according to which the voters will express their approval or rejection.

Article 15.- In the year of elections for Governor, members of the local Congress, city councils, federal deputies, senators or President may not be any plebiscite during the electoral process, nor during the sixty days from its conclusion.

Article 17.- The results of the plebiscite will be binding for actions or decisions of the Governor of the State only when one of the options get the majority of valid votes and when this corresponds not less than one third of citizens registered in the electoral State registry.

ARTICLE 19.- The Electoral Institute of Tamaulipas shall conduct the plebiscite and shall declare its effects in accordance with the provisions of applicable law.

References: LEY DE PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA DEL ESTADO, (2015) (accessed March 13, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To call a referendum on approval or rejection prior to actions or decisions of the Governor, which are believed to be important to the public life of the State.

Actors

Author:
Governor
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
1% of electorate
Available Time:
"Prior to actions or decisions"
Turnout Quorum:
Majority corresponds not less than one third of citizens registered in the electoral State registry
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
None
Excluded Issues:

Article 12.- The acts or decisions of the Governor of the State may not be submitted to a plebiscite regarding:
I. Matters of tax, fiscal character and expenditure of the State;
II. Internal regulations of the public administration of the State;
III. Acts which are compulsory under the terms of applicable laws; and
IV.- The other determined by laws.

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Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
free
Specify Collection Mode:

Citizens registered on the electoral roll, who shall attach to their request a list with their names, signatures and the code of their voter credential, the comparison of which shall be carried out by the Electoral Institute of Tamaulipas.

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Practice

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