State Balloting Process
Section 1. Constitution supreme law of the state.
This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the state, and any law
inconsistent therewith shall be void. The general assembly shall pass all
laws necessary to carry this Constitution into effect.
Section 1. Procedure for proposing and approving amendments.
The general assembly may propose amendments to the constitution of
the state by a roll call vote of a majority of the members elected to each
house. Any amendment thus proposed shall be published in such manner
as the general assembly shall direct, and submitted to the electors at the
next general election as provided in the resolution of approval; and, if
then approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon, it shall
become a part of the constitution.
Section 2. Constitutional conventions.
The general assembly, by a vote of a majority of the members elected to
each house, may at any general election submit the question, “Shall there
be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?” to the qualified
electors of the state. If the question be not submitted to the people at
some time during any period of ten years, the secretary of state shall
submit it at the next general election following said period. Prior to a vote
by the qualified electors on the holding of a convention, the general
assembly, or the governor if the general assembly fails to act, shall provide
for a bi-partisan preparatory commission to assembly information on
constitutional questions for the electors. If a majority of the electors voting
at such election on said question shall vote to hold a convention, the
general assembly at its next session shall provide by law for the election of
delegates to such convention. The number of delegates shall be equal to
the number of members of the house of representatives and shall be
apportioned in the same manner as the members of the house of
representatives. No revision or amendment of this constitution agreed
upon by such convention shall take effect until the same has been
submitted to the electors and approved by a majority of those voting
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