Talk:List of ballot measures by topic

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JWilliams 21:33, 18 June 2013 (CDT)

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JWilliams 16:47, 10 November 2012 (CST)

  • Science or Standards

For future consideration JWilliams 17:40, 7 March 2012 (CST)

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* Act of dueling

Wisconsin Dueling and Disenfranchisement Amendment, Question 4 (April 1975) - I think we will find more ballot questions relating to the legality of dueling as we go back in history. User:JWilliams
If this is to be implemented a different category name may be required. On our law pages we often refer to "dueling measures" which some may confusing with measures about dueling. BaileyL 13:33, 30 December 2011 (CST)


JWilliams 20:05, 21 February 2012 (CST)

Banking --> as a subtopic to business regulation

JWilliams 12:32, 21 February 2012 (CST)

* Census Relating to state census (not necessarily redistricting)

JWilliams 23:56, 3 May 2013 (CDT)

* Civil and Criminal Trials as a new category, to separate anything trial related from State judiciary (relating to specifically to judges and structure of state courts]], and law enforcement (relating more to police and crime). Examples include:

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* Civil Service as a new category or sub-category of Administration of Government. Examples include:

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* County and municipal governance Since it is already there and it seems like a reasonable idea. This could also be potentially be a subcategory of "administration of government". User:JWilliams

    • Sounds good! BaileyL 15:44, 3 February 2012 (CST)

* Definition of a corporation

JWilliams 14:23, 20 October 2012 (CDT)

* Economic development

Rhode Island Question 4, Quonset Point/Davisville Bonds (2002) (Do you mean economic development as in "ballot measures that are designed to try to promote or sustain some level of economic activity, new jobs, etc.? If so, there are other bond measures like that, for example, Maine Job Creation Bond Act, Question 6 (1996), so that could be a good category. Leslie Graves) (Yep, that's what I had in mind. Saw a number of these in RI. - User:TylerM)

* Food and agriculture I stubbed a measure, the Florida Genetically Engineered Food Label Amendment (2012), and it seems like this would be a good category for it.EPrem 10:33, 6 January 2012 (CST)

I like the Food and agriculture idea. I've seen some measures relating to farming. We may also see measures regarding genetics in general in the future. JWilliams 16:29, 13 January 2012 (CST)

* History, Culture, and the Arts

Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum Bonds, Question 5 (2000) (We should have a category like this, because there are multiple such ballot measures. Leslie Graves)

* Lottery This would be a subtopic of Gambling focusing specifically on state lottery issues. JWilliams 15:03, 6 February 2013 (CST)

* Media Probably would not be a huge category, but Wisconsin Public Television Advisory, Question 2 (1954) prompted the idea. Also found Utah Initiative A (1984). We could also consider expanding it further to All methods of communication. JWilliams 16:17, 13 January 2012 (CST)

* Nuclear issues Change Nuclear weapons/facilities/waste on the ballot to "Nuclear issues on the ballot" User:JWilliams

* Public Works as a new category, to separate ambiguity in public building and maintenance that may or may not be related to the topic transportation. Examples include

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* Prisons as a new category relating to prisons. Example measures:

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* Recall measures

New Jersey Right of Recall, Public Question 1 (1993)User:JWilliams
We currently have a category called "recall measures." You can find that here. (needs to be added to the list of topics) Is this what you were looking for? BaileyL 12:10, 30 December 2011 (CST)

Change Salaries of elected officials on the ballot to Salaries of government officials

  • Sometimes it is ambiguous if official under question is elected or not.

JWilliams 01:54, 5 June 2013 (CDT)

State Capitals --> Maybe as a subtopic for Category:Administration of government

JWilliams 19:38, 15 February 2012 (CST)

* State executive officers measures

New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Amendment, Question 1 (2005) User:JWilliams

* Statehood

Wisconsin Repeal of Obsolete Provisions Relating to Transition to Statehood Amendment, Question 7 (1982) As we dig back into history, we might find more amendments from states relating to their statehood. User:JWilliams

* Time standards Change Daylight Savings Time on the ballot to "Time standards on the ballot" User:JWilliams

Considered: no further action needed

  • State legislatures measures
None of the others have "measures" in the category. Seems redundant.
  • Actually, there is "Direct democracy measures" and "Redistricting measures". More importantly, while I agree it sounds awkward, I think it was originally created to differentiate the ballot measures regarding state legislatures from the State legislature project. User:JWilliams
  • Good point, should probably stay. User:TylerM
  • Term lengths

I have come across a number of amendments relating to term lengths (2 years vs 4 years) which seems different to that Category:Term limits. For example Vermont Four-Year Terms for State Constitutional Officers (1974) JWilliams 10:32, 20 January 2012 (CST)

    • The description of the category should be updated to include "term lengths"BaileyL 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)

I stubbed this Florida Right to Intimacy (2) (2012) and I put it under marriage and family but I believe it to be a distinct issue. If a general privacy catagory was to be implemented it could include possible issues like internet privacy and the like.EPrem 13:16, 9 January 2012 (CST)

That measure would seem to me to be a subtopic of Category:Civil rights in particular, as well as fit into Category:Obscenity, and Category:LGBT issues JWilliams 16:29, 13 January 2012 (CST)
I too thought it may be a subtopic of civil rights, however, it did not seem to fall into our definition of what constitutes a Civil Rights issue, but if it does then I would be happy to put it there. I do not think that it should be categorized under obscenity though, simply because it is not about what can be done in public or displayed in anyway, but in fact has to do precisely with privacy.EPrem 16:54, 27 January 2012 (CST)
I think this fits under "civil rights." Description for "civil rights" should be updated.BaileyL 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)

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