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Not on Ballot
Proposed allot measures that were not on a ballot
This measure did not or
will not appear on a ballot
This page is to assist in organizing articles about state and local ballot propositions that did not make the ballot.

It is a subproject of WikiProject State Ballot Measures.

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Not on Ballot/February 2010 project
Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Not on Ballot/April 2010 project

Graphics and categories

Stop sign

Any ballot proposition that did not appear on the ballot should have the "Not on ballot" stop sign graphic placed on it. The article should also go into specific "not on ballot" categories so that the reader can observe in one place the ballot propositions that did not make the ballot in a particular state or in a particular year.

The technique we use to make this process work is a series of specific templates, each of which causes the "stop sign" graphic to appear and also puts the article into the correct year and state categories.

There is a recipe for these templates. They are always in the form of the word "no", followed by the zip code abbreviation for the state, followed by all four digits of the year that the measure would have gone on the ballot.

Examples:

  • {{noar2008}}, which is "no" + "ar" (for Arkansas) + "2008"
  • {{noca2010}}, which is "no" + "ca" (for California) + "2010"

Clipboard icon for charts

See also: "Not on ballot" icon

The icon "Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot", which is applied on a page by typing {{nob}}, also indicates that a measure did not appear on a ballot. This icon was created for use in charts.

Updating "not on ballot" articles

See also: Ballotpedia:Articles that need updating

Many articles on Ballotpedia about ballot measures that did not make the ballot need to be updated. Their verb tenses need to be adjusted and other parts of the articles that made sense when the ballot measure was still a possibility no longer make sense when there is no possibility of the measure ever being on the ballot.

To indicate that a "not on ballot" article needs to be updated, type {{nob update}} at the beginning of article. Doing so causes the article to show up in this list.

2014 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

It is less common in a non-I&R state for a ballot measure to fail to make the ballot. In a non-I&R state, the types of ballot measures that might fail to make the ballot are legislatively-referred state statutes and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Sometimes they don't make the ballot because although they are introduced in a state legislature, they don't gain enough support to be referred to the ballot. Judicial action can also remove such a measure from the ballot.

2013 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

It is less common in a non-I&R state for a ballot measure to fail to make the ballot. In a non-I&R state, the types of ballot measures that might fail to make the ballot are legislatively-referred state statutes and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Sometimes they don't make the ballot because although they are introduced in a state legislature, they don't gain enough support to be referred to the ballot. Judicial action can also remove such a measure from the ballot.

2012 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

It is less common in a non-I&R state for a ballot measure to fail to make the ballot. In a non-I&R state, the types of ballot measures that might fail to make the ballot are legislatively-referred state statutes and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Sometimes they don't make the ballot because although they are introduced in a state legislature, they don't gain enough support to be referred to the ballot. Judicial action can also remove such a measure from the ballot.

2011 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

It is less common in a non-I&R state for a ballot measure to fail to make the ballot. In a non-I&R state, the types of ballot measures that might fail to make the ballot are legislatively-referred state statutes and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Sometimes they don't make the ballot because although they are introduced in a state legislature, they don't gain enough support to be referred to the ballot. Judicial action can also remove such a measure from the ballot.

2010 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

It is less common in a non-I&R state for a ballot measure to fail to make the ballot. In a non-I&R state, the types of ballot measures that might fail to make the ballot are legislatively-referred state statutes and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Sometimes they don't make the ballot because although they are introduced in a state legislature, they don't gain enough support to be referred to the ballot. Judicial action can also remove such a measure from the ballot.

2009 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

2008 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

2006 templates

"No" templates in I&R states

"No" templates in other states

Old templates that need replacing

Once the indicated action is complete, place a Approveda in front of the item.

Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Alabama" category to see if they have {{NoAlabama}} on them. If they do, replace with a year-and-state specific template (Example: {{noal2008}})
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Alaska" category to see if they have {{NoAlaska}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Arizona" category to see if they have {{NoArizona}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Arkansas" category to see if they have {{NoArkansas}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in California" category to see if they have {{NoCalifornia}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Colorado" category to see if they have {{NoColorado}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Florida" category to see if they have {{NoFlorida}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Georgia" category to see if they have {{NoGeorgia}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Hawaii" category to see if they have {{NoHawaii}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Idaho" category to see if they have {{NoIdaho}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Illinois" category to see if they have {{NoIllinois}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Indiana" category to see if they have {{NoIndiana}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Iowa" category to see if they have {{NoIowa}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Kansas" category to see if they have {{NoKansas}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Kentucky" category to see if they have {{NoKentucky}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Louisiana" category to see if they have {{NoLouisiana}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Maine" category to see if they have {{NoMaine}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Oregon" category to see if they have {{NoOregon}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Pennsylvania" category to see if they have {{NoPennsylvania}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Rhode Island" category to see if they have {{NoRhodeIsland}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in South Carolina" category to see if they have {{NoSouthCarolina}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in South Dakota" category to see if they have {{NoSouthDakota}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Tennessee" category to see if they have {{NoTennessee}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Texas" category to see if they have {{NoTexas}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Utah" category to see if they have {{NoUtah}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Vermont" category to see if they have {{NoVermont}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Virginia" category to see if they have {{NoVirginia}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Washington" category to see if they have {{NoWashington}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in West Virginia" category to see if they have {{NoWestVirginia}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Wisconsin" category to see if they have {{NoWisconsin}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.
Approveda Examine all articles in the "Did not make ballot in Wyoming" category to see if they have {{NoWyoming}} on them. Replace with a year-and-state specific template.

Approveda Finish the list above with everything you find in Category:Did not make ballot templates


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Ballotpedia's Ballot Measures project is managed by Brittany Clingen.

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