Nördliche Marianen, 6. November 2012 : Volkswahl des Generalstaatsanwalts
abhängiges Gebiet mit begrenzter Selbstverwaltung (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
6. November 2012
Volkswahl des Generalstaatsanwalts
Obligatorisches Referendum → durch Parlament → bindend → Stufe: Verfassung → Partialrevision (Einzelthema)
12'599 75,12 %
Stimmen ausser Betracht
9'248 81,63 %
2'081 18,37 %
Obligatorisches Verfassungsreferendum nach Kap. XVIII, Art. 2 und
5 der Verfassung: 3/4-Mehrheit in beiden Kammern und Mehrheit der
Zusammen mit allgemeinen Wahlen abgehalten. Fragen auf Englisch, Chamorro
und Karolinisch. Die Urnen sind von 7.00 bis 19.00 geöffnet.
Amtliches Endergebnis der Wahlkommission vom
House Legislative Initiative 17-2; vom Abgeordnetenhaus
am 26.1.2012 und vom Senat am 7.3.2012 gebilligt.
Kap. III Art. 11
The governor shall appoint an Attorney General with the
advice and consent of the Senate. The Attorney General shall be a resident and
a domiciliary of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for at least
three years immediately preceding the date on which the Attorney General is
There is in the Commonwealth government an Office of the Attorney General
to be headed by an attorney general. The Office of the Attorney General is
established as an independent agency within the executive branch of the
Commonwealth government. The attorney general shall be elected at large within
the Commonwealth for a term of office of four years. The Attorney General
shall be the Chief Legal Officer of the Commonwealth government and shall
be responsible for providing legal advice to the governor and executive
departments (including public corporations and autonomous agencies),
representing the Commonwealth in all legal matters, and prosecuting violations
of Commonwealth law.
(a) The attorney general shall be at least thirty-five years of age, be a
U.S. citizen and a resident and domicilary of the Commonwealth for at least
five years immediately preceding the date on which the attorney general takes
(b) The attorney general shall have been admitted to the practice of law in
the Commonwealth for at least five years preceding the date on which the
attorney general takes office and shall not have been suspended from the
practice of law in any jurisdiction of the United States for violation of
ethical rules governing the practice of attorneys.
(c) No person convicted ot a felony or a crime of moral turpitude in the
Commonwealth or in any area under the jurisdiction of the United States may
be eligible for this office.
(d) Elecetions for attorney general shall be nonpartisan, and candidates shall
not declare any party affiliation. The legislature may enacts laws to ensure
the nonpartisan nature of elections for attorney general.
(e) After the Commonwealth Elecetion Commission certifies the results of an
election for attorney general, if no candidate receive more than one half
of the total votes cast for attorney general, on the fourteenth day thereafter,
a runoff election shall be held between the candidates for attorney general
receiving the highest and second highest number of votes cast for that office.
Runoff election procedures shall be provided by law.
(f) The attorney general shall receive a salary of one hundred thirty thousand
dollars per year. Upon the recommendation of the advisory commission on
compensation provided for by Article II, Section 10, of this Constitution, the
legislature may change the salary of the attorney general, except that the
salary of the attorney general may not be changed during a term of office.
(g) The attorney general may not sreve in another Commonwealth position, or on
any commission or borad, and may not receive compensation for performance of
official duties or from any governmental body except as provided by this
(h) The attorney general is subject to impeachment as provided in article II,
section 8, of this Constitution for treason, commission of a felony or crime
of moral turpitude, corruption, or neglect of duty.
(i) If the office of attorney general becomes vacant, the governor shall fill
the vacancy by appointing the unsucessful candidate for the office in the
last election who received the largest number of votes and is willing to
serve. If no candidate is available, the governor shall appoint a person
qualified for the office of attorney general with the advice and consent of
the Senate. The attorney general appointed pursuant of this provision shall
serve until the next general election.
Transitional provision: The provisions of this section on the day before
the effective date of this initiative shall remain in force until the next
general election and until an elected attorney general is elected and
"Do you approve of House Legislative Initiative 17-2, HD3, HS2 to amend Article
III, Section 11 of the Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands to authorize
the election of an Attorney General?
Yes or No."
CNMI Election Commission
House Legislative Initiative 17-2
12. November 2012
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