Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Election, Question 1 (1992)

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The Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Election Question, also known as Question 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1992 election ballot in Nevada, where it was defeated.

Election results

Question 1 (Supreme Court Chief Justice Election)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No297,36262.9%
Yes 175,300 37.1%

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 require the election of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada by the Justices of the Supreme Court?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The Nevada Constitution provides that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is to serve a 2-year term and is to be determined on a rotating basis according to the length of the unexpired terms of the justices. The justice with the shortest unexpired term serves as Chief Justice after the expiration of the term of the previous Chief Justice. If two or more of the justices have the shortest unexpired terms, the Chief Justice is selected by lot. If this amendment is adopted, the Chief Justice would be elected by a majority vote of the justices of the Supreme Court, would serve a 4-year term as Chief Justice and would be allowed to succeed himself as Chief Justice. In addition, the Chief Justice would be allowed to resign from the office of Chief Justice without resigning from the office of justice of the Supreme Court. Any vacancy in the office of Chief Justice would be filled by a majority vote of the justices of the court. A "Yes" vote is a vote to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide for the election of the Chief Justice by the justices of the Supreme Court. A "No" vote is a vote to retain the current method of determining the Chief Justice.
FISCAL NOTE
Financial Impact-No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would allow administrative changes regarding the election of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The proposal would have no adverse fiscal impact.[1]

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