This year’s General Election ballot asked voters if there should be a convention to revise the state’s constitution. It’s a question that’s required to be submitted to Iowa voters once every decade.
By a rate of more than two-to-one, the voters said “no.” The final tallies show more 407,000 people said yes, while 971,000 opposed the idea.
A constitutional law professor at the University of Iowa says such a convention is only appropriate if voters think the system is fundamentally broken and needs significant changes.
Iowa’s constitution was ratified in 1857 and has since been amended 48 times.