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Ballot measure count

  • On Monday, October 18, the number of certified measures increased from 183 to 184 after one measure was found to be on the New Jersey ballot. Alejandortiz 14:23, 18 October 2010 (CDT)
  • On Wednesday, October 6, the number of certified measures increased from 179 to 183 after 4 measures were found to be on the New Mexico ballot. Alejandortiz 16:30, 6 October 2010 (CDT)
  • On Friday, September 24, the number of certified measures increased from 175 to 179 after 4 ballot measures were certified for the ballot by the Georgia Legislature in May 2010 and May 2009. BaileyL 09:49, 24 September 2010 (CDT)
  • On Friday, June 25, the number of certified measures increased from 142 to 146 after four California measures were added to the count of certified ballot measures. Alejandortiz 16:05, 25 June 2010 (CDT)
  • On Thursday, June 24, the number of certified measures increased from 136 to 142 after I added six Louisiana measures to the count of certified ballot measures. Alejandortiz 15:13, 24 June 2010 (CDT)
  • On Wednesday, June 23, the number of certified measures increased from 135 to 137 after two California measures were added.Alejandortiz 12:07, 23 June 2010 (CDT)
  • On Tuesday, June 22, the number of certified measures increased from 133 to 135 after two Utah amendments were added. The measures were certified for the ballot by the Utah Legislature on March 8 and March 16. BaileyL 08:48, 22 June 2010 (CDT)
  • On Monday, June 21, the number of certified measures increased from 130 to 132 after two Colorado amendments were added. The measures were certified for the ballot by the Colorado Legislature on June 1 and June 7. BaileyL 15:15, 21 June 2010 (CDT)
  • On Tuesday, February 9, the number of certified measures increased from 65 to 69 after four bond issues were retroactively added to Maine's 2010 measures. They were certified in June 2009. BaileyL 09:42, 9 February 2010 (CST)
  • On Friday, February 5, the number of certified measures decreased from 65 to 63 because two previously certified measures in Nebraska were removed from the ballot. Alejandortiz 10:11, 5 February 2010 (CST)
  • On Thursday, February 4, the number of certified measures increased from 65 to 66, adding Arizona Voter-Mandated Spending Amendment (2010) to the count, but then decreased the number of certified measures from 66 to 65 because it turned out that the Arizona measure, in fact, was not certified to the ballot. Alejandortiz 10:11, 5 February 2010 (CST)

Suggestion of a new chart

I suggest that we use this chart on the article because it is more thorough than the existing charts. This new chart gives a direct comparison of measures brought by the voters and measures referred from the legislatures. Some lawmakers are motivated by the idea that voters are bringing too many measures to the ballot when they introduce bills to restrict the I&R process. This chart should help lawmakers think otherwise.

Regards,
--Johnwynnejr 00:47, 25 April 2011 (CDT)

Ballot measures initiated by the voters
Type of ballot measure Approved Defeated Total
Citizen-initiated statute 10 19 29
Citizen-initiated constitutional amendment 9 8 17
Veto referendum 1 3 4
Total 20 (40%) 30 (60%) 50
Ballot measures referred by the legislatures
Type of ballot measure Approved Defeated Total
Legislatively-referred statute 17 6 23
Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment 76 30 106
Advisory 1 0 1
Convention question 1 3 4
Total 95 (71%) 39 (29%) 134
Totals
Type of ballot measure Approved Defeated Total
Ballot measures initiated by the voters 20 30 50
Ballot measures referred by the legislatures 95 39 134
Grand total 115 (63%) 69 (37%) 184

2010 veto referendums

Of the 4 veto referendums (list) on the ballot in 2010:

  • 3 were ApprovedaUpheld
  • 1 was DefeateddVetoed


I believe this translates into 3 Lost and 1 Won.

If anyone agrees or disagrees with either of my posts in the discussion, please bring your ideas.

Regards,
--Johnwynnejr 18:46, 25 April 2011 (CDT)

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