The Nebraska Constitution was adopted by Constitutional Convention on June 12, 1875. It was ratified on October 12, 1875. The Constitution became effective on November 1, 1875. It consists of a Preamble and 18 Articles.
According to Article XVI-I, the Legislature may propose amendments to this Constitution. If the proposed amendments are agreed to by three-fifths of the members of the Legislature, they shall be published once for three consecutive weeks, in at least one newspaper in each county immediately preceding the next election of members of the Legislature or a special election. The amendments shall be submitted to the electors for approval or rejection at such elections. The proposed amendments shall become a part of the Nebraska Constitution, provided the votes cast in favor shall not be less than thirty-five per cent of the total votes.