Northfield Township Citizens United Referendum (November 2012)

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A Northfield Township Citizens United Referendum was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the township of Northfield which is in Cook County, where it was approved.

This measure was an advisory question. It asked residents if they would like the U.S. Constitution to be amended to limit corporate and private money influencing elections and candidate for office. Though this measure was non-binding, township officials noted that the results would still show the opinions of residents on the issue. A similar effort was made in Chicago and other nearby townships to get this issue on their fall ballots.[1]

Election results

Northfield Township Citizens United Referendum
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 27,827 74.58%
No9,48525.42%

Election results from Cook County 2012 election results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:[2]

Should the United States Constitution be amended to limit the use of corporate, special interest and private money in any political activity, including influencing the election of any candidate for public office?[3]

See also

External links

References

  1. Northbrook Star, "Northfield Township puts ‘Citizens United’ referendum on November ballot," April 24, 2012
  2. Cook County 2012 election referendum," accessed November 14, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.