Arizona Congressional Redistricting Amendment (June 2012)
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The Arizona Congressional Redistricting Amendment did not make the June 12, 2012 special election ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have provided an alternative congressional redistricting map for residents to vote on, a map that would have been drawn up by the state legislature. The bill was introduced in response to a congressional redistricting map drawn up by the voter approved Independent Redistricting Commission.
Text of measure
The summary of the proposal, in legislative session, read as follows:
Proposing an amendment to the constitution of Arizona; amending article IV, part 2, section 1, CONSTITUTION of Arizona; relating to congressional district boundaries.
Path to the ballot
A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature to send a constitutional amendment to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.
The measure was originally proposed for a May 15, 2012 special election ballot, but a February 15, 2012 deadline passed to call for a May election. Efforts to place the measure on the ballot then turned to June 2012. This did not materialize, however.