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Missouri Congressional Term Limits, Amendment 9 (1996)

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The Missouri Congressional Term Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that the Secretary of State determine and inform voters on election ballots whether a candidate for Congress support Congressional term limits.[1][2]

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Missouri Amendment 9 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,075,215 57.71%
No787,98542.29%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall Article VIII of the Missouri Constitution be amended to provide that Missourians intend this initiative lead to adoption of an amendment to the United States Constitution establishing Congressional term limits and further amend Article VIII to provide the Secretary of State shall determine and inform voters on election ballots whether candidates for Congress support Congressional term limits by printing adjacent to incumbent candidates who fail to support Congressional term limits 'DISREGARDED VOTERS' INSTRUCTION ON TERM LIMITS' and printing adjacent to non-incumbent candidates who refuse to take a term limits pledge 'DECLINED TO PLEDGE TO SUPPORT TERM LIMITS? [3]

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