The abrogative referendum made simple: (3) How many signatures are required

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(3)    How many signatures are required?

In order for an abrogative referendum to be called such a request must be made by not less than 10% of those listed on the general election electoral register. This would amount to approximately  some 34,000 signatures.

The abrogative referendum simply explained (2) Who can vote?

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(2) who can vote?

Only Maltese citizens whose name is listed in the general election electoral register can vote. If your name is not on the electoral register you can neither sign the petition calling for the abrogative referendum nor can you vote.  Being “just” registered to vote for the Local Council or for the purposes of the European Parliament elections does entitle you to participate in the abrogative referendum, neither as a signatory nor as a voter.