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Citizen initiative changes
Below is a chart depicting the changes in the number of citizen initiatives on statewide ballots when comparing the two most recent odd election years: 2009 and 2011. All 26 initiative and referendum states are listed in the chart.
- It must be noted that 21 of the 26 I&R states do not have any citizen initiatives on their 2011 ballot. Of the 9 total states with measures on the ballot, 5 are initiative and referendum states: Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio and Washington. All five initiative states have initiatives on the 2011 ballot.
- 2011 features 4 more initiatives than 2009
- Maine featured less initiatives (2) on their 2011 ballot than 2009
- Colorado, Mississippi, Ohio and Washington all saw initiatives increases on their 2011 ballots
- Of the five states, Colorado and Mississippi did not have initiatives on the 2009 ballot.
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Legislative referral changes
The following chart displays the changes in legislative referrals when comparing the two most recent odd-numbered election years: 2009 and 2011. Included in the chart's statistics are both legislatively-referred constitutional amendments and legislatively-referred state statutes.
- Three states did not have legislative referrals on the ballot in 2009, but did in 2011.
- California (-6) and Louisiana (+6) had the most significant changes in the number legislative referrals on the ballot.
- 2011 has two less referrals on the ballot than 2009.
- Texas is the only state with a double digit number of referrals on both the 2009 and 2011 ballots.
- California is the only state that did not have any legislative referrals on the ballot in 2011.
Significant change (3 or more)