Difference between revisions of "Supermajority requirement"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(See also)
m (Text replace - '<references/>' to '{{reflist}}')
Line 27: Line 27:
[[Category:California parcel taxes]]
[[Category:California parcel taxes]]
[[category:Terms and definitions]]
[[category:Terms and definitions]]

Revision as of 07:22, 9 June 2011

A supermajority requirement is a requirement in some votes and elections where more than a simple majority of those voting must vote in favor of a proposal in order for it to be considered to have been approved.

Examples of supermajority requirements:

Enact state budgets

Several states require a supermajority vote to pass their state's budget:

Tax increases

Voters in the State of Washington passed I-960 in 2007, which imposed a 2/3rds requirement on the Washington State Legislature for tax increases. The state legislature overturned this initiative through the process known as legislative tampering and its supporters then qualified I-1053 for the state's 2010 ballot.

Referred amendments

Constitutional conventions

See also