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Measure Details

Constitutional Convention Question

Illinois Ballot Measure - Constitutional Convention

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Government Operations

Yes
1,493,203
(32.77%)

No
3,062,724
(67.23%)

Summary

This proposal deals with a call for a state constitutional convention. The last such convention was held in 1969-70, and a new Constitution was adopted in 1970. The 1970 Illinois Constitution requires that the question of calling a convention be placed before the voters every 20 years. In 1988 electors rejected the call for a constitutional convention, with 75% voting against calling a convention and 25% voting in favor of calling a convention. If you believe the 1970 Illinois Constitution needs to be revised through the convention process, vote "YES" on the question of calling a constitutional convention. If you believe that a constitutional convention is not necessary, or that changes can be accomplished through other means, vote "NO" on the calling of a constitutional convention.

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