Automatic ballot referral

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An automatic ballot referral is a ballot measure that is set up by a state's constitution to automatically appear as a statewide ballot proposition under certain circumstances. Automatic referrals are sometimes also called compulsory referrals.

Constitutional convention ballot propositions are a form of automatic ballot referral in some states whose constitutions state that every so often, a statewide ballot proposition must be placed on the general election ballot asking the voters of the state if they wish to have a constitutional convention.

Automatic referrals at 10-year intervals

Up until 1964, the New Hampshire Constitution (Part 2, Article 100) required an automatic ballot question about whether to hold a convention every seven years.

Automatic referrals at 16-year intervals

Automatic referrals at 20-year intervals

Other types of ballot measures

Other types of ballot measures that appear in multiple states are:

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