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Nevada Recall Petition Requirements, Question 3 (1996)

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The Nevada Recall Petition Requirements Question, also known as Question 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 3 (Recall Petition Requirements)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 231,554 54.6%
No192,36345.4%

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 revise the method of determining the number of signatures required on a petition for the recall of a public officer and to provide additional time to hold a special election on a recall petition?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The Nevada Constitution requires a petition for the recall of a public officer to be signed by at least 25 percent of the number of registered voters who voted at the preceding general election in the district from which the public officer was elected. The proposed amendment would instead base the number of signatures required on such a petition on the number of voters who voted at the actual election in which the public officer was elected, which may have been an election conducted before the preceding general election.
The proposal would also extend, from 20 to 30 days, the period within which a special election for consideration of the proposed recall must be held after it is ordered.
FISCAL NOTE
Financial Impact - No. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution revises the requirements for recalling a public officer. The revisions can be accomplished with no adverse fiscal effect.[1]

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