Veracruz, Mexico, local Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Referendo obligatorio

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Veracruz, Mexico
Political level
local
Local Name:
Referendo obligatorio
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 15. The rights of citizens are:
I. To vote and be voted in State and municipal elections, and participate in the processes of plebiscite, referendum and popular initiative. Only citizens may vot who possess elector certificate and are duly included in the corresponding nominal listing;

Article 17.
Participatory referendum, plebiscite and popular consultation procedures shall be regulated by law. At the state level, plebiscite and referendum procedures will be based on the legislative process and at the municipal level, the procedure will be based on the Town Hall procedure.
Members of Congress and the Governor of the State have the right of initiative in participatory referendum and plebiscite procedures, as well as the right to request popular consultations, in terms of this Constitution and the law.
The referendum shall be mandatory in the following cases:
(a) For the total reform or abrogation of the provisions of this Constitution; and (b) For other cases established by this Constitution and the law. The plebiscite shall be mandatory in the cases set forth in this Constitution and the law.

CONTROL OF LEGALITY IN ELECTORAL MATTERS.
Article 66. The electoral function in the State shall be governed by the following provisions:
SECTION A. The organization, conduct and monitoring of elections, plebiscites and referendums shall be carried out by a public body whose name shall be established by law and which shall exercise electoral authority in the State in accordance with the following bases: (..)
The system of means of challenge will give certainty and definitivity to the different stages of the state and municipal electoral processes, including those of municipal agents and sub-agents, as well as the processes of plebiscite, referendum and popular consultation.

References: CONSTITUCIÓN POLÍTICA DEL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ DE IGNACIO DE LA LLAVE.(2017) (accessed March 11, 2019)

Article 4 (.)
The referendum and the plebiscite may not be conducted in election years.

Article 5. The result of the referendum or plebiscite shall be determined by majority vote of the voters.

Article 7. The referendum shall be obligatory for:
III. the adoption, reform and abolition of regulations, circulars and administrative arrangements of general observance of a City Council, when in their respective jurisdiction, thus determined in accordance with the procedure of the Cabildo established by the cardinal law of the free municipality.

References: LEY NÚMERO 76 DE REFERENDO, PLEBISCITO E INICIATIVA POPULAR DEL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ DE IGNACIO DE LA LLAVE, (2018) (accessed March 11, 2019)

Subject Matter:

To decide about certain adoption, reform and abolition of regulations, circulars and administrative arrangements of general observance of a city council

Actors

Author:
City council
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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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.