Kentucky Limited Constitutional Convention Referendum (1960)

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The Kentucky Limited Constitutional Convention Referendum was on the November 8, 1960 ballot in Kentucky as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have called a constitutional convention limited to the following 12 areas of consideration:[1]

  • The organization and powers of municipal, county, and other local governments
  • The judicial department and courts
  • Compensation of public officers and employees
  • The order of succession of persons entitled to act as governor and the circumstances under which the governor is disqualified to act
  • Misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance of public officers
  • Official oaths
  • The Railroad Commission
  • The legislative department
  • The mode of revision or amendment of the Constitution
  • Incompatibility of offices
  • Terms and tenure of state officers other than governor and lieutenant governor
  • Removal of limitations on the holding of real estate

Election results

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Kentucky Convention Referendum (1960)
Defeatedd No342,50151.33%
Yes 324,777 48.67%

Election results via:Legislative Research Commission, Informational Bulletin No. 59

Similar measures

This measure was the third time a constitutional convention had been called for in Kentucky. The other attempts include the following:

Additionally, a referred constitutional draft was placed on the ballot in 1967.

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