INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 4
SPONSOR: Mike Crook, P.O. Box 2222, Madison, MS 39130
SUBJECT MATTER: Term Limits
BALLOT TITLE: Shall public officials be limited to two successive terms,
with certain judges and congressional representatives limited to three
BALLOT SUMMARY: This measure would amend the state constitution to limit
appointed and elected state and local officials and United States Senators to
two successive terms. Circuit, chancery, county and family court judges and
congressional representatives would be limited to three successive terms.
Service prior to January 1, 1996 would not be counted when determining the
number of successive terms served by congressional representatives and United
ORIGINAL FILING: March 2, 1994
STATUS: Defeated by voters at November 7, 1995, General Election
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are
prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. Initiative petitions are
valid for one year. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative petition to
be sufficient a minimum of 91,673 certified signatures must be gathered; with at
least 18,355 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts.
The number of signatures required represents 12% of the total number of votes
cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. All signatures on
the petition must be certified by county Circuit Clerks as those of registered
For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the
Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273; and Miss. Code Ann., Sections
23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).