The Arizona Proposed Referendum Election Amendment did not make the 2012 ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure was proposed during 2011 state legislative session by multiple state representatives. If sent to a public vote and enacted by voters, the measure would have required referendums referred to the ballot by the Arizona Legislature to be placed in the next statewide primary election, instead of the statewide general election. The formal title of the measure in legislative session was HCR 2036.
Text of measure
According to the text of the measure, if sent to voters and approved, the measure would have amended Article IV, part 1, section 1 of the Arizona Constitution.
Path to the ballot
A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature to send a constitutional amendment to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.