Nevada Judicial Term Limits, Question 9B (1996)

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The Nevada Judicial Term Limits Question, also known as Question 9B, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Nevada, where it was defeated.

Questions 9A and 9B appeared and were approved as a single question on the 1994 ballot, but were split into two questions on the 1996 by court order. 9A took effect with after the 1996 approval, while 9B was discarded.

Election results

Question 9B (Judicial Term Limits)
Defeatedd No232,77159.0%
Yes 161,775 41.0%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to establish term limits for Nevada justices and judges?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

Justices of the Supreme Court, district court judges, justices of the peace, and all other judges would be limited to two full terms, to one full term and a fraction of a term, or to two fractions of one term. Limits to service by a judge would range from twelve years to less than three years. A limit of three years or less would occur if a judge is appointed to fill a judicial vacancy and then is re-elected to the final two years of the term, as is required to keep the position: this would constitute two terms under the language of the amendment.[1]

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