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READ: Gov. Reynolds Puts Constitutional Convention Question On November Ballot

Kim Reynolds
Charlie Neibergall
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Iowa voters are asked every 10 years if the state should convene a constitutional convention. The last time such a convention was held was 1857.

On Thurs., Sept. 3, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation directing that ballots in the general election have a question as to whether Iowans want to convene a constitutional convention.

Iowa's constitution requires that every 10 years, the people of the state vote in the general election on whether to call a constitutional convention.

If a majority of voters approve the measure calling for the convention, the Iowa Legislature would be responsible for electing delegates to go to a convention and submitting proposals for amendments to Iowa's constitution. Read the full text of the proclamation.

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer