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Measure Details

Qualifications of Electors

Iowa Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment Question

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

Categories:
Campaign Finance and Elections
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Constitution

Yes
1,014,952
(82.46%)

No
215,912
(17.54%)

Summary

Adds to the category of persons disqualified from the privilege of being an elector a person adjudged mentally incompetent to vote or a person convicted of any infamous crime.

Measure Text

Shall the following amendment to the Constitution be adopted:

Summary: Changes the language that describes a person who cannot legally vote from "idiot or insane person" to "a person adjudged mentally incompetent to vote."

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