Zurich, Switzerland, local Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Zusammenschluss von Gemeinden

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Zürich, Switzerland
Political level
local
Local Name:
Zusammenschluss von Gemeinden
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 84
Change in continued existance
The consent of the majority of voters in each participating community is required for the merger of the municipalities.
The consent of the majority of voters in this community is sufficient for the dissolution of a school district.
Voters decide at the ballot box.

References: Constitution of the Canton Zurich, 2005 (2018) (Accessed 18.11.2019)

Subject Matter:

To merge municipalities

Actors

Author:
Authorities
Initiator:
law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
none
Approval Quorum:
majority in each municipality
Geographical Quorum:
majority in each municipality
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original German, French or Italian version is binding.