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Researching Initiatives and Referenda: A Guide for Nevada


Thomas R. Boone


Harvard Law School

March 1, 2007

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, Issue 3 & 4, pp. 223-229, 2007

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The Nevada Constitution provides voters with the ability to propose new statutes, amendments to existing statutes, and amendments to the State constitution through the initiative petition process. Voters can also approve or disapprove of existing statutes through the referendum petition process. Both require the circulation of a petition to collect a minimum number of signatures before the Secretary of State will place the measures on the ballot for the general election. As with other topics of law, Nevada has a profound shortage of research resources on initiatives and referenda, but State law and government Web sites provide enough information to allow for significant research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Amendment, ballot, constitution, election, initiative, Nevada, petition, referendum, statute, voters

JEL Classification: K19

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Boone, Thomas R., Researching Initiatives and Referenda: A Guide for Nevada (March 1, 2007). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, Issue 3 & 4, pp. 223-229, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1862273

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