Rhode Island Executive Office Vacancy Procedures Amendment (2014)

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The Rhode Island Executive Office Vacancy Procedures Amendment is not on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Rhode Island as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would have provided procedures for filling vacancies in the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general or treasurer. The amendment would have provided for a special election to fill a vacancy if the vacancy occurred with two or more years remaining in the office’s term and provided for legislative appointment if the vacancy occurred with less than two years remaining in the term.[1]

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See also: Amending the Rhode Island Constitution

In Rhode Island, a simple majority vote was required in both chambers of the legislature in order to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot.

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