Ballotpedia:The BP Review/September 1, 2009/Ballot news
|Volume 1, Issue 5: 9/1/2009||Ballot measure news|
News about ballot measures
- The Washington Secretary of State announced late on August 31 that Referendum 71 had qualified for the November 3, 2009 ballot. A Post-certification signature challenge has already been filed challenging the certification.
- On August 25, voters in California were friendly to a variety of local tax measures, but they weren't friendly to a school board member in the Alisal Union School District.
- Will 2009 go down as the year of the veto referendum? An Oregon tax hike referendum is likely to qualify, supporters say, but that'll be a January 2010 ballot.
- The statewide November 3, 2009 ballot in Maine is a ballot hound's dream. It has marriage, taxes, school consolidation and marijuana. Here's a possible theme for the Maine 2009 ballot warrior:
- He that shall live this day, and see old age,
- Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
- And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
- Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
- And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
- Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
- But he'll remember, with advantages,
- What feats he did that day.
- There's an innovative proposal afloat in Florida for a new petition form.
- Casino foes in Ohio are preparing their anti-casino arguments, but some say that the fifth time will be the charm.
- Washington's Top-Two Initiative (2004) is still in lawsuit limbo.