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Last ten years show a steady flow of New Mexico statewide ballot measures

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May 24, 2010

New Mexico: Currently, there are five ballot measures on this year's general election ballot in the state of New Mexico, a state that has seen its fair share of ballot measures in the past ten years. According to Ballotpedia's database of New Mexico ballot measures, there have been a total of 44 ballot questions on the statewide ballot since 2000, but voters saw questions on the ballot in 6 of those 10 years: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Including 2010, the average number of ballot measures to appear in those years turned out to be about 8, with a total of 49 questions including this year's ballot.

The most ballot questions voters saw in the past decade was in 2002, when fourteen measures appeared on the ballot. Ten of those fourteen were approved by voters. However, the state saw a scarce number of statewide questions the following year, in 2003, when only two measures appeared. Both were approved by voters.

This year's ballot includes two ballot measures that deal with veterans affairs, with one asking voters whether or not to permit the establishment of a college scholarship program for New Mexico Military War Veterans, and another asking whether or not to exempt veterans' organizations chartered by the United States Congress from property taxation.

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