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Nevada Ballot Initiative Conflict Resolution, Question 1 (1998)

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The Nevada Ballot Initiative Conflict Resolution Question, also known as Question 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Nevada Question 1 (1998) (Ballot Initiative Conflict Resolution)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 235,935 59.37%
No161,49140.63%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to establish procedures for resolving conflicts between constitutional amendments or new state laws that are approved by the voters at the same statewide election?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
It is possible to have more than one ballot question on the same topic at a statewide election. Currently, the Nevada Constitution provides for the resolution of conflicts if two or more amendments to the Constitution are sent to the voters by the Legislature. However, no similar procedures exist for resolving conflicts between proposed amendments to the Constitution or new state laws that are submitted to voters by initiative petition. Further procedures are lacking for resolving conflicts between legislative proposals and initiative proposals that are on the same ballot.
Assembly Joint Resolution No. 13 of the 68th Session proposes comprehensive procedures to address conflicting measures on the same ballot. In general, two or more proposals on the same topic that are approved by the voters at the same statewide election all go into effect if there is no contradiction in substance. If two or more proposals are approved by the voters that contradict in substance, only the proposal receiving the largest favorable vote goes into effect. Further, procedures are established to resolve an issue if competing proposals receive the same number of votes and to resolve conflicts between constitutional amendments that appear on consecutive general election ballots.[1]

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