Definitions - Constitution Of Pennsylvania § 14
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§ 14. Definitions.
As used in this article, the following words shall have the
"Municipality" means a county, city, borough, incorporated
town, township or any similar general purpose unit of government
which shall hereafter be created by the General Assembly.
"Initiative" means the filing with the applicable election
officials at least 90 days prior to the next primary or general
election of a petition containing a proposal for referendum
signed by electors comprising 5% of the number of electors
voting for the office of Governor in the last gubernatorial
general election in each municipality or area affected. The
applicable election official shall place the proposal on the
ballot in a manner fairly representing the content of the
petition for decision by referendum at said election. Initiative
on a similar question shall not be submitted more often than
once in five years. No enabling law shall be required for
"Referendum" means approval of a question placed on the
ballot, by initiative or otherwise, by a majority vote of the
electors voting thereon.
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Last modified: November 27, 2007