A quick look back at Kansas 2010 ballot measures
TOPEKA, Kansas: Almost a year has passed since the November 2010 general election, and although no measures have been certified for the ballot in Kansas since then, Ballotpedia takes a look back at what measures were on the ballot in 2010:
- The Kansas Right to Bear Arms Question, also known as Constitutional Amendment Question 1, would change the constitution to allow the right to bear arms in the state of Kansas for lawful purposes. State Senator Mike Petersen and Tim Huelskamp were the sponsors of the proposal. The measure was approved, with 88% voting yes.
- The Kansas Voting Disqualification Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment Question 2, would eliminate mental illness as a voting disqualification. According to supporters of the amendment, a "mental illness" category was too general and affected as much as 25 percent of Kansas residents. The measure was approved with nearly 65% voting yes.