Mo. ballot issue: Amendment 1

Breaking down ballot amendments in Kentucky and Illinois
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Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 4:16 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - A ballot issue in Missouri is Amendment 1, which addresses state executive term limits.

According to Ballotpedia, Amendment 1 would limit the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor and attorney general to two terms of office in a lifetime.

It reads in full:

"Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two term restriction that currently applies to the Governor and Treasurer to the Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor and the Attorney General? State and local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings from this proposal.”

A “yes” vote would support the amendment to limit the terms.

A “no” vote would oppose the amendment and keep the two-term limit on the governor and state treasurer, but not the other state executive offices.

Currently, the state constitution limited the governor and state treasurer to two terms of office in a lifetime, but not the other executive offices.

Each are elected every four years, with the state auditor being up for re-election only on even-numbered, non-presidential election years.

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