Title 20A Chapter 7 Section 103

Election Code
Issues Submitted to the Voters
Section 103
Constitutional amendments and other questions submitted by the Legislature -- Publication -- Ballot title -- Procedures for submission to popular vote.

            

20A-7-103.   Constitutional amendments and other questions submitted by the Legislature -- Publication -- Ballot title -- Procedures for submission to popular vote.

            (1) The procedures contained in this section govern when the Legislature submits a proposed constitutional amendment or other question to the voters.

            (2) In addition to the publication in the voter information pamphlet required by Section 20A-7-702, the lieutenant governor shall, not more than 60 days or less than 14 days before the date of the election, publish the full text of the amendment, question, or statute in at least one newspaper in every county of the state where a newspaper is published.

            (3) The legislative general counsel shall:

            (a) entitle each proposed constitutional amendment "Constitutional Amendment __" and assign it a letter according to the requirements of Section 20A-6-107;

            (b) entitle each proposed question "Proposition Number __" with the number assigned to the proposition under Section 20A-6-107 placed in the blank;

            (c) draft and designate a ballot title for each proposed amendment or question submitted by the Legislature that summarizes the subject matter of the amendment or question; and

            (d) deliver each number and title to the lieutenant governor.

            (4) The lieutenant governor shall certify the number and ballot title of each amendment or question to the county clerk of each county no later than 65 days before the date of the election.

            (5) The county clerk of each county shall:

            (a) ensure that both the number and title of each amendment and question is printed on the sample ballots and official ballots; and

            (b) publish them as provided by law.


Amended by Chapter 327, 2011 General Session