Arizona Runoff Elections Amendment, Proposition 100 (1992)
The Arizona Runoff Elections Amendment, also known as Proposition 100 and House Concurrent Resolution 2001, was on the November 3, 1992 election ballot in Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. It was approved.
This amendment to Articles V, VII and VIII removed the requirement that a runoff election be held if no candidate receives a majority of votes cast for the offices of Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General or Superintendent of Public Instruction.
|Arizona Proposition 100 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
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House Concurrent Resolution 2001
Amending Arizona Constitution to remove the requirement that a runoff election be held if no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in a general or recall election for the offices of Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General or Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
Note: Deleted language is crossed out, added language is capitalized.
Path to the ballot
Proposition 100 was placed on the ballot by HCR 2001.
- Ayes - 43
- Nays - 9
- Not Voting - 4
- Excused - 1
- Vacancy - 3
- Ayes - 25
- Nays - 3
- Not Voting - 2
Arguments in favor of the amendment included:
- Runoff elections have been shown to be impractical and expensive.
- The proposition would increase the voters' choices of candidates by making it easier for candidates not from the two major parties.
Arguments in opposition of the amendment included:
- The proposition would allow a candidate to be elected without having a majority of people in the state electing them.