Idaho Constitution

The Idaho Constitution was adopted on August 6, 1889 by a constitutional convention.  It was ratified in a statewide vote of the people in November 1889.  On July 3, 1890, the United States Congress approved the ratified constitution and accepted Idaho as a state.  The Idaho Constitution includes twenty-one articles.  Eventhough, it has been amended over one hundred times, the Constitution has never undergone a major revision.

Two ways in which the constitution can be altered are established under Article XX of the Idaho Constitution such as:

  • legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, or
  • constitutional conventions.

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