Ballot Measures

ADVISORY REFERENDUM B: State of New Columbia Admission Act

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Whether the Council should petition Congress to enact a statehood admission act to admit the State of New Columbia to the Union. Advising the Council to approve this proposal would establish that the citizens of the District of Columbia (“District”):

(1) agree that the District should be admitted to the Union as the State of New Columbia;

(2) approve of a Constitution of the State of New Columbia to be adopted by the Council;

(3) approve the State of New Columbia’s boundaries, as adopted by the New Columbia Statehood Commission on June 28m 2016; and

(4) agree that the State of New Columbia shall guarantee an elected representative form of government. Shall the voters of the District of Columbia advise the Council to approve or reject this proposal?

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