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2008 ballot measures that won

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Altogether, 93 -- or about 60% -- of the statewide ballot measures on the November 2008 ballot won, and 60 (40%) lost.[1]

See also 2008 ballot measures that lost, Undecided 2008 ballot measure elections, 2008 ballot measures and all results.

In the tables below:

Alabama-Arkansas

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
Alabama Rainy Day Amendment LRCA 924,447 (57%) 706,493 (43%) 93%
Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission LRCA 660,797 (60%) 434,969 (40%) 93%
Alabama Madison School Taxes LRCA 554,789 (50%) 546,286 (50%) 93%
Alabama Blount County Annexation LRCA 609,207 (57%) 461,654 (43%) 93%
Alabama Court Costs in Russell County LRCA 579,746 (55%) 475,909 (45%) 93%
Alabama Utilities in Tuskegee LRCA 593,823 (58%) 436,046 (42%) 93%
Alaska Bonds for Transportation LRSS 74009 (62.1%) 45285 (37.9%) 44%
Arizona Proposition 100 CICA 1,310,237 (77.0%) 391,148 (23.0%) 91%
Arizona Proposition 102 LRCA 1,042,940 (56.5%) 803,452 (43.5%) 99.3%
Arkansas Amendment No. 1 LRCA 669,840 (73%) 248,949 (27%) 90%
Arkansas Amendment No. 2 LRCA 622,719 (70%) 272,501 (30%) 90%
Arkansas Amendment No. 3 CICA 608,299 (63%) 356,216 (37%) 90%
Arkansas Initiative Act No. 1 CISS 545,516 (57%) 415,759 (43%) 90%
Arkansas Referred Question No. 1 LRSS 581,686 (66%) 302,992 (34%) 90%

California-Connecticut

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
California Proposition 1A LRSS 4,959,358 (52.3%) 4,535,334 (47.7%) 96.4%
California Proposition 2 CISS 6,113,393 (63.3%) 3,555,798 (36.7%) 96.4%
California Proposition 3 CISS 5,176,800 (54.8%) 4,277,341 (45.2%) 96.4%
California Proposition 8 CICA 5,387,989 (52.5%) 4,883,460 (47.5%) 96%
California Proposition 9 CICA 4,953,343 (53.3%) 4,343,613 (46.7%) 96.4%
California Proposition 11 CICA 4,546,307 (50.6%) 4,453,419 (49.4%) 96.4%
California Proposition 12 LRSS 5,842,902 (63.5%) 3,370,304 (36.5%) 96.4%
Colorado Referendum M LRCA 1,055,853 (63%) 627,176 (37%) 72%
Colorado Referendum N LRCA 1,172,881 (69%) 520,194 (31%) 72%
Colorado Amendment 50 CICA 1,041,307 (59%) 733,141 (41%) 69%
Colorado Amendment 54 CICA 51% 49% 95%
Connecticut Voting Age Decrease LRCA 774,544 (65%) 426,090 (35%) 89%

Florida-Louisiana

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
Florida Amendment 2 CICA 4,844,426 (61.9%) 2,975,992 (38.1%) 98%
Florida Amendment 3 CRCA 4,308,476 (60.5%) 2,812,623 (39.5%) 98%
Florida Amendment 4 CRCA 4,603,079 (68.4%) 2,128,179 (31.6%) 98%
Florida Amendment 6 CRCA 4,705,966 (70.5%) 1,972,470 (29.5%) 98%
Georgia Forest Preservation Amendment (Amendment 1) LRCA 2,107,472 980,133 95%
Education Taxes for Redevelopment (Amendment 2) LRCA 1,838,075 1,727,567 96%
Iowa Voting Exemptions Act LRCA 896,546 (81%) 205,401 (19%) 94%
Louisiana Term Limits for Public Boards Act, Amendment 1 LRCA 847,498 (70%) 368,079 (30%) 100%
Louisiana Extraordinary Legislative Sessions Act, Amendment 2 LRCA 712,771 (60%) 478,419 (40%) 100%
Louisiana Temporary Legislators Act, Amendment 3 LRCA 737,883 (62%) 449,099 (38%) 100%

Maine-Nebraska

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
Maine Repeal Dirigo Tax VR 62% 38% 20%
Maine Bonds for Water Projects LRSS 344,561 (50.24%) 341,330 (49.76%) 99%
Maryland Early Voting LRCA 575,790 285,376 100%
Maryland Casino Measure LRCA 559,474 356,335 100%
Massachusetts Sensible Marijuana Policy CISS 1,932,623 1,032,485 99%
Massachusetts Greyhound Protection Act CISS 1,640,590 1,277,486 99%
Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care CISS 2,681,142 (63%) 1,593,219 (37%) 91%
Michigan Stem Cell Initiative CICA 2,237,659 (52%) 2,036,683 (48%) 91%
Minnesota Sales Tax Increase LRCA 56.8% 39.1% 100%
Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1 LRCA 88.7% 11.3% 527/3507
Missouri Constitutional Amendment 4 LRCA 56.2% 43.8% 527/3507
Missouri Proposition A CISS 53.5% 46.5% 527/3507
Missouri Proposition B CISS 73.5% 26.5% 527/3507
Missouri Proposition C CISS 64.1% 35.9% 527/3507
Montana LR-118 LRSS 176,844 122,211 71%
Montana I-155 CISS 223,122 97,061 71%
Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative CICA 57 43 92%

Nevada-North Dakota

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
Nevada Question 2 (PISTOL) CICA 484,526 (60.71%) 313,595 (39.29%) 100%
Nevada Question 3 LRCA 471,921 (60.26%) 311,246 (39.74%) 100%
New Jersey Approval of State Bonds LRCA 57 43 99%
New Mexico School Board Amendment LRCA 346,433 (53%) 307,191 (47%) 99%
New Mexico Cabinet Secretary Confirmation Act LRCA 461,791 (72%) 181,974 (28%) 99%
New Mexico School Elections Act LRCA 484,494 (74%) 165,925 (26%) 99%
New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Vacancy Act LRCA 450,260 (69%) 204,805 (31%) 99%
New Mexico Bond Question 1 LRSS 389,420 (59%) 266,662 (41%) 99%
New Mexico Bond Question 2 LRSS 342,920 (52%) 310,801 (48%) 99%
New Mexico Bond Question 3 LRSS 428,637 (65%) 230,273 (35%) 99%
New Mexico Bond Question 4 LRSS 380,158 (58%) 278,270 (42%) 99%
New York Proposal 1 LRCA 76.9% 23.1% 98%
North Dakota Tobacco CISS 162,477 138,778 100.00%
North Dakota Work Force Safety Petition CISS 196,169 96,266 100.00%

Ohio-Rhode Island

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
Ohio Issue 1 LRCA 3,218,189 (68.69%) 1,466,983 (31.31%) 100%
Ohio Issue 2 LRCA 3,373,982 (69.11%) 1,507,791 (30.89%) 100%
Ohio Issue 3 LRCA 3,437,340 (71.94%) 1,340,573 (28.06%) 100%
Ohio Issue 5 VR 3,220,331 (63.66%) 1,838,009 (36.34%) 100%
Oklahoma Question 735 LRCA 84.95 15.05 2223 OF 2231
Oklahoma Question 741 LRCA 68.07 31.03 2223 OF 2231
Oklahoma Question 742 LRCA 80.06 19.94 2223 OF 2231
Oklahoma Question 743 LRCA 78.95 21.05 2223 OF 2231
Oregon Measure 54 LRCA 72.59% 27.41% 100%
Oregon Measure 55 LRCA 77.46% 22.54% 100%
Oregon Measure 56 LRCA 56.54% 43.46% 100%
Oregon Measure 57 LRCA 61.38% 38.62% 100%
Pennsylvania Sewer Bond Question BI 2,535,715 (62.1%) 1,550,801 (37.9%) 96.77%
Rhode Island Transportation Bonds BI 285,511 (77%) 84,721 (23%) 98%
Rhode Island Open Space Bonds BI 251,048 (68%) 118,766 (32%) 98%

South Carolina-Wyoming

Ballot measure Type Yes % No % Precincts Reporting
South Carolina Amendment 1 LRCA 844,683 (52.04%) 778,549 (47.96%) 89%
South Dakota Constitutional Amendment I LRCA 184,668 167,713 799/799
Utah Executive Officers Succession Amendment LRCA 508,432 (75.54%) 164,595 (24.46%) 81.51%
Utah State Trust Fund Amendment LRCA 435,688 (65.5%) 229,449 (34.5%) 81.51%
Utah Start of Legislative Session Amendment LRCA 470,921 (70.27%) 199,201 (29.73%) 81.51%
Utah Amendment 4 LRCA 528,880 (78.01%) 149,119 (21.99%) 83.47%
Utah Amendment 5 LRCA 397,921 (56.77%) 303,065 (43.23%) 85.92%
Washington I-1000 CISS 821,444 (58%) 584,434 (42%) 46%
Washington I-1029 CISS 1,025,958 (74%) 359,229 (26%) 46%
Wyoming Amendment A LRCA 153,167 34,842 21 of 23

References

  1. Oregon Ballot Measure 61 (2008) won more than 50% of the vote, but is being counted as a defeat since Oregon Ballot Measure 57 (2008) appeared on the same ballot, won more votes, and contained a "poison pill" clause saying that if 57 got more votes than 61, 61 would not take effect.