Past decade shows little ballot measure activity in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa: In the past ten years in the state of Iowa, ballot measures have been few and far between. According to Ballotpedia's database of Iowa ballot measures, there have been only two ballot measures that have appeared on the statewide ballot in the last decade, not including the 2010 ballot. In 2008, Iowa voters approved a measure that changed the language used to describe people who cannot legally vote. In 2000, voters rejected the authorization of a constitutional convention.
This year, Iowa voters will be asked again about whether or not to have a constitutional convention, as the measure appears every ten years in the state. Another question slated to appear on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot is a measure that would allow 3/8ths of one cent to be used in support of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund next time the Iowa Legislature approves a sales tax increase.