Ballot measures approved with an 80% vote or more

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This page lists ballot measures that received a total vote of 80% or more. The measures are listed by year and alphabetical order. Election results are retrieved via each states' secretary of state's office or election office.
Year Total measures # measures with 80% vote or more Highest approval rating
2011
2010 184 13 88.97% (South Carolina)
2009 32 1 81.02% (Texas)
2008 174 1 86.3% (Missouri)

By year

2011

See also: 2011 ballot measures

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2010

See also: 2010 ballot measures

184 ballot questions were certified for spots on 38 statewide ballots in 2010. A total of 116 measures were approved, while 66 were defeated. Of the 116 measures approved, only 13 were approved by an 80% vote or greater.




















































































Ballot MeasureYes (%)
Arkansas Hunting Rights Amendment, Issue 1 (2010)82.78%
Kansas Right to Bear Arms Question, Constitutional Amendment Question 1 (2010)88.2%
Maryland Orphan's Court Judges in Baltimore, Question 3 (2010)83.47%
Missouri Real Estate Taxation, Amendment 3 (2010)83.73%
New Jersey Wage Assessment Amendment, Public Question 1 (2010)80.3%
North Carolina No Convicted Felons for Sheriff Amendment (2010)84.96%
Oregon Veteran Home Loans Expansion, Measure 70 (2010)84.44%
South Carolina Hunting and Fishing Amendment, Amendment 1 (2010)88.97%
South Carolina Secret Union Voting Amendment, Amendment 2 (2010)86.2%
Tennessee Hunting Rights Amendment (2010)87.38%
Utah Legislator Eligibility, Amendment B (2010)84.53%
Vermont Voting Age Amendment, Proposal 5 (2010)80.81%
Virginia Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, Question 2 (2010)82.4%
Washington Judge Bail Authority Amendment, HJR 4220 (2010)84.62%


2009

See also: 2009 ballot measures

32 ballot questions were certified for spots on 7 statewide ballots in 2009. A total of 22 measures were approved, while 10 were defeated. Of the 22 measures approved, only 1 was approved by an 80% vote or greater.




















Ballot MeasureYes (%)
Texas Proposition 11 (2009)81.02%


2008

See also: 2008 ballot measures

174 ballot questions were certified for spots on 37 statewide ballots in 2008. A total of 104 measures were approved, while 70 were defeated. Of the 104 measures approved, only 1 was approved by an 80% vote or greater.

















































Ballot MeasureYes (%)
Missouri English Official Language, Amendment 1 (2008)86.31%


2007-2000

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By state

California

Proposition Year Subject  % of yes votes
Proposition 179 1994 Punishment for murders committed with firearms 87.71%
Proposition 195 1996 Define special circumstances punishable by death 85.82%
Proposition 196 1996 Murders committed by firing from vehicles are punishable by death 85.80%
Proposition 1A 2004 Local property and sales taxes to remain with local gov'ts 83.70%
Proposition 59 2004 The "Sunshine Amendment" on government accessibility 83.40%
Proposition 113 1990 Changes to the chiropractic act 81.84%
Proposition 221 1998 Oversight of court commissioners 81.00%
Proposition 110 1990 Factors in assessing property tax for severely disabled homeowners 80.17%

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