Ashland City Natural Persons Amendment Advisory Vote Question (November 2012)

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An Ashland City Natural Persons Amendment Advisory Vote question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Jackson County, which is in Colorado.

County authorized and published summary of Question:

The Ashland City Council has placed this advisory question on the ballot to determine whether a majority of Ashland voter’s wishes to urge the U.S. Congress to initiate a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution so as to make federal constitutional rights available only to natural persons and grant to Congress and the states authority to regulate campaign contributions and expenditures.

Such a constitutional amendment would make it possible for Congress and state legislatures to enact limitations and public disclosure requirements on contributions and spending by and for candidates for elective office, campaign committees, and independent political committees and individuals.

The outcome of the election on this advisory question will not be binding; it will, instead, serve to inform Congress of the views of a majority of Ashland voters on the regulation of campaign finances. Similar advisory elections are occurring in many other U.S. cities.[1][2]

Election results

Question 116-Ashland City Advisory Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,907 79.64%
No2,02120.36%

Election results from Jackson County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Ashland voters instruct Congress to amend U.S. Constitution to grant only natural persons constitutional rights and limit campaign spending?[1][2]

See also


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jackson County Elections, List of Local Measures
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.



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