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2012 Ballot Measure Election Results:Idaho

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November 9, 2012

Idaho

By Josh Altic

Boise, Idaho: The November 6, 2012 Idaho ballot contained five ballot measures for voters to approve or reject.

Out of the 5 measures on the ballot, the 3 education reform veto referendums were defeated, resulting in a rejection of the education reform bills sponsored by state superintendent, Tom Luna. The remaining 2 measures, both of which amended the Idaho Constitution, were approved.

Below is a rundown of results for each of these measures.


Proposition 1

This measure would repeal or support a newly passed law that relates to teachers' collective bargaining agreements. According to reports, the law ends tenure and removes issues like workload and class size from contract negotiations.

For further details click here.

According to the Idaho Secretary of State's election results website Proposition 1 was defeated, resulting in the repeal of the education reform bill in question, with 42.7% of electors voting yes and 57.3% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

Stay tuned for more developments on Ballotpedia's page for Idaho 2012 ballot measures.

Proposition 2

Prop. 2 is one of the three veto referendums and was put on the ballot in an attempt to repeal an education reform law similar to the law that Proposition 1 is attempting to repeal. This law also deals with collective bargaining.

To read more about this proposition read Ballotpedia's article on Propositions 1 and 2.

The Secretary of State Election Results show that the education reform bill in question was rejected by 58.0% voting no and 42.0% voting yes. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

Stay tuned for more developments on Ballotpedia's page for Idaho 2012 ballot measures.

Proposition 3

A "no" vote on this proposition repeals an education reform law requiring all high school students in the state to take two online classes to graduate. A "yes" vote would have maintained this bill. The law this proposition repealed also shifted funds from teachers to techonology.

For further details about this proposition and the legislation that it overturned see Ballotpedia’s article on this education reform bill and this successful attempt to repeal it.

Proposition 3 and Tom Luna's education bill was defeated with 66.7% voting no on this proposition, while only 33.3% showed support of the education reform with a yes vote. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

Stay tuned for more developments on Ballotpedia's page for Idaho 2012 ballot measures.

Amendment HJR 2

Amendment HJR 2 added to the Idaho constitution the right to hunt, fish and trap in the state. According to reports, the sponsor of the measure is State Senator Lee Heider.

For further details click here.

Amendment HJR 2 was decisively approved by a 73.4% majority of electors, according to the Secretary of State, while only 26.6% voted no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

To learn about more developments on this issue and others, follow Ballotpedia's page for Idaho 2012 ballot measures.

Amendment SJR 102

This constitutional amendment allows the State Board of Correction control, direction and management of adult felony probation and parole.

To see exactly how this measure changed the Idaho constitution, read Ballotpedia's article on this issue.

The Secretary of State's website reports that Amendment SJR 102 was passed with and overwhelming 74.4% voting yes and only 25.6% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

To see further information on these 2012 Idaho ballot measures, visit Ballotpedia's page for Idaho 2012 ballot measures.

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