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Supermajority requirement

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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

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