2012 Ballot Measure Election Results: Nebraska
Edited by Kristen Horn
LINCOLN, Nebraska: Nebraska’s Amendment 1, Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and Amendment 4 were all on the Nebraska 2012 ballot on November 6, with voters flocked to the polls to cast their decisions.
Out of the 4 measures on the ballot, 2 were approved, and 2 were defeated.
Below is a breakdown of each measure:
Amendment 1, also known as Nebraska Grounds for Impeachment Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 state ballot for the purpose of impeachment measures of a civil officer.
This legislatively-referred constitutional amendment ensures that any misdemeanor committed while in pursuit of office is grounds for impeachment of a civil officer.
According to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 83.01% voting yes.
Amendment 2, the Nebraska Hunting and Fishing Amendment, appeared on the general election ballot to address hunting and fishing rights of state residents.
This legislatively-referred constitutional amendment would protect the right of residents to hunt and fish in the state.
According to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved with 76.9% voting yes.
Amendment 3, the Nebraska Term Limits Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot to address term limits of state legislation members.
This proposal would raise term limits by an additional term, changing the current term limits of two years to three consecutive terms.
According to the Nebraska’s Secretary of State’s website this measure has been defeated with a mere 35% voting in favor of it.
Amendment 4, the Nebraska Legislative Salary Amendment would raise current legislative salaries effective January 9, 2013. Salaries would raise to $22,500 a year, while current lawmakers earn $12,000 per year.
This raise in salaries is estimated to increase cost for the state to about $980,000 for a year for senators' base pay.
According to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website this measure has been defeated with 68.37% of voters rejecting it.
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 Ballotpedia's page for Nebraska 2012 ballot measures.