Nevada State and Local Public Officer Term Limits, Question 9A (1996)

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The Nevada State and Local Public Officer Term Limits Question, also known as Question 9A, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

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 9A (State and Local Public Officer Term Limits)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 233,177 54.3%
No196,34345.7%

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 state and local public officers in the executive and legislative branches of government?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
Other than the office of governor, the Nevada Constitution currently places no limits on the number of terms to which state and local officers can be elected. This amendment would limit members of the state Assembly to serving twelve (12) years or six (6) terms in office. Members of the state Senate would be limited to serving twelve (12) years or three (3) terms in office. The Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller and the Attorney General would be limited to eight (8) years or two (2) terms. Other state officials and local governing body members would be limited to twelve (12) years. Appointment to an office for any amount of time would be equal to one (1) term.[1]

Constitutional changes

The enactment of this initiative led to the text found in Paragraph 2 of Section 4 of Article 4 of the Nevada Constitution.

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