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184 ballot questions were certified for spots on 38 statewide ballots in 2010.[1]

Specifically, for the November 2, 2010 general election ballot 160 ballot questions were certified in 37 states.[2] The 184 measures on the 2010 ballot amounted to about 80% of the average of 220 ballot questions that have been on statewide ballots in the even-numbered years from 1990-2008.

5 political topics dominated the 2010 ballot, and 3 of the 5 most popular topics each related to fiscal policy. The "Big 5" topics on the 2010 ballot were taxes, administration of government, elections and campaigns, bond issues and state budgets. The number of 2010 ballot measures relating to fiscal topics were an increase of about 13% over the number of similar measures on the 2008 ballot.

The 2010 ballot included fewer social issues (such as abortion, marriage, immigration, gambling) than had been the case in most recent years, although one of the most widely-remarked measures on the ballot, California's Proposition 19, is a classic in the genre.

See also: Chart of 2010 ballot measures by political topic

Overview pages

Statistical summary

The charts below include all statewide ballot measure results in 2010, including November 2. All election results are official.

2010 election stats
Total Approved (%) Defeated (%)
184 118 (64.1%) 66 (35.9%)

Initiated measures

Type of ballot measure How many on ballot? How many won? How many lost?
initiated state statute 29 10 19
initiated constitutional amendment 17 9 8
Veto referendum 4 4 0
Total 50 23 (46%) 27 (54%)

Legislative and other referrals

Type of ballot measure How many on ballot? How many won? How many lost?
legislatively-referred state statute 23 17 6
legislatively-referred constitutional amendment 106 76 30
Advisory 1 1 0
Convention question 4 1 3
Total 134 95 (70.9%) 39 (29.1%)

By date

January 26

ApprovedaUpheld Oregon Tax Hike Vote, Measures 66 and 67 (January 2010)

May 4

Approveda Ohio Third Frontier Bond Renewal, Issue 1 (May 2010)
Approveda Ohio Columbus Casino Relocation, Issue 2 (May 2010)

May 11

Approveda Nebraska Bond Question, Amendment 1 (May 2010)

May 18

Approveda Oregon School Bonds Matching, Measure 68 (May 2010)
Approveda Oregon Higher Education Funds, Measure 69 (May 2010)
Approveda Arizona Sales Tax Increase, Proposition 100 (May 2010)

June 1

Defeatedd Alabama Propane Gas Promotion Programs Amendment (June 2010)

June 8

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Approveda California Proposition 13 (Seismic Retrofitting)
Approveda California Proposition 14 (Top Two Primaries)
Defeatedd California Proposition 15 (Public Funding of Some Elections)
Defeatedd California Proposition 16 (Supermajority Vote Required to Start a Community Public Utility)
Defeatedd California Proposition 17 (Auto Insurance Persistency Discounts)
Approveda Maine Tax Code People's Veto, Question 1 (2010)
Approveda Maine Energy Efficiency Bonds Issue, Question 2 (June 2010)
Approveda Maine Jobs Bond Issue, Question 3 (June 2010)
Approveda Maine Economic Development and Job Bonds Issue, Question 4 (June 2010)
Approveda Maine Water Quality Bonds Issue, Question 5 (June 2010)

August 3

Approveda Missouri Healthcare Freedom, Proposition C (August 2010)

August 24

Defeatedd Alaska Anti Corruption Act, Ballot Measure 1 (August 2010)
Approveda Alaska Parental Notification Initiative, Ballot Measure 2 (August 2010)

October 2

Approveda Louisiana Legislature Convening Date, Amendment 1 (October 2010)
Approveda Louisiana Homeland Security, Amendment 2 (October 2010)

November 2

By state

Alabama

Alabama 2010 ballot measures

June 1:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Propane Amendment Natural resources Legislature to enact legislation to assess the propane gas industry for financial promotion programs. Defeatedd

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Relating to ad valorem taxes and specific prohibitions. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Dealing with special county educational taxes. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Transportation Calls for road and bridge construction to be funded by appropriations from the Alabama Trust Fund. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Would settle a local sales tax dispute in Blount County. Defeatedd

Alaska

Alaska 2010 ballot measures

August 24:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Ballot Measure 1 Gov't accountability Would prohibit publicly funded lobbying. Defeatedd
IndISS Ballot Measure 2 Abortion An Act relating to parental involvement for a minor’s abortion. Approveda

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Bonding Proposition A Bond issues Would guarantee veterans residential mortgage bonds. Approveda
LRSS Bonding Proposition B Bond issues Create a $380 million bond package to be used on various projects. Approveda
LRCA Ballot Measure 1 Admin. of gov't. Add seats to the Alaska Legislature. Defeatedd


Arizona

Arizona 2010 ballot measures

May 18:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Tax Increase state sales tax by one percentage point for three years Approveda

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 106 Healthcare Prohibit rules against participation in specific healthcare Approveda
LRCA Proposition 107 Affirmative action Ban preferential acceptance to employment Approveda
LRCA Proposition 109 Hunting Would give a constitutional protection to the right to hunt in Arizona Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 110 Natural resources Authorizes exchange of state trust lands in order to protect military installations. Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 111 Admin. of gov't. Re-name the position of Secretary of State to Lieutenant Governor. Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 112 Direct democracy measures Change petition drive deadline by two months earlier than current deadline. Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 113 Labor Extend the right of Arizonans to use a secret ballot in union elections Approveda
CISS Proposition 203 Marijuana Legalization of medical marijuana Approveda
LRSS Proposition 301 State budgets Transfer money from a land-conservation fund to the general fund Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 302 State budgets Measure to repeal First Things First education program Defeatedd


Arkansas

Arkansas 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Hunting Right to hunt, fish and trap wildlife Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Bond issues Establish criteria before authorizing the issuance of bonds Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Taxes Lower the threshold for issuing state bonds to attract major industries Approveda

California

California 2010 ballot propositions

June 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Seismic retrofitting should not add to property's tax assessed value Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Elections Top two primary vote getters move to general regardless of party affiliation Approveda
LRSS Proposition 15 Elections Public funding of politician's campaigns Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 16 Elections New two-thirds vote requirement for local public electricity providers Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 17 Regulation Discount for those who have had continuous auto insurance coverage Defeatedd

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 19 Marijuana Legalize and tax marijuana Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 20 Elections Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee Approveda
CISS Proposition 21 Taxes Increase vehicle license fees by $18 a year to fund state parks Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 22 State spending State government prohibited from taking designated types of local funds Approveda
CISS Proposition 23 Environment Suspend AB 32, the "Global Warming Solutions Act" until unemployment falls below 5.5% for a year Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 24 Taxes Eliminates three business tax breaks Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 25 State spending Budget and related legislation can be passed with simple majority, rather than current 2/3rds requirement Approveda
CICA Proposition 26 Taxes Requires a 2/3 supermajority vote in the legislature to pass certain state and local fees Approveda
CICA Proposition 27 Elections Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature (repealing Prop 11) Defeatedd

Colorado

Colorado 2010 ballot measures

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum P Gambling Transfers the licensing of games of chance from the Department of State to the Department of Revenue Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum Q Admin of Gov't Establishes a process for moving the state seat to a temporary location during a declared disaster emergency Approveda
LRCA Referendum R Taxes Eliminates property taxes for individuals or businesses that use government-owned property for a private benefit Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 60 Taxes Proposes reducing property taxes Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 61 Gov't Finances Forbids state and local gov't debt by loan in any form Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 62 Abortion Applies the term 'person' to every human being from the beginning of biological development Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 63 Health Care Prohibits enforcing any policy that requires a person to participate in an insurance plan Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 101 Taxes Makes amendments to current vehicle, income and telecommunications taxes and fees Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 102 Law Enforcement Allows first-time misdemeanor defendants to be recommended for release or released to a pretrial services program's supervision instead of a bond Defeatedd

Florida

Florida 2010 ballot measures

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections and campaigns Repeal of the public financing of statewide candidates who agree to spending limits Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes An additional homestead property tax exemption for members of the United States military or military reserves Approveda
CICA Amendment 4 Property rights Requires voter approval of all changes to local comprehensive land-use plans Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 5 Redistricting Amends the current practice of drawing legislative district boundaries Approveda
CICA Amendment 6 Redistricting Amends the current practice of drawing congressional district boundaries Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Education Changes the current "maximum" class sizes to school-wide "average" class sizes Defeatedd
Advisory Federal Budget Question Budgets Asks whether Congress should add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget Approveda

Georgia

Georgia 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Labor Allow the enforcement of contracts that restrict competition during or after the term of employment Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Healthcare Impose $10 fee on car registration; funds directed to trauma care centers Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Authorizes state multiyear contracts for long-term transportation projects Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Authorizes state multiyear contracts for energy efficiency and conservation projects Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Allows owners of industrial-zoned property to remove the industrial designation Approveda
LRSS Referendum A Taxes Provides for inventory of businesses to be exempt from state property tax Approveda

Hawaii

Hawaii 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Education Replaces the elected state board of education with a board appointed by the governor Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Gives the legislature discretion to issue rebates and redirect funds to a reserve fund Approveda

Idaho

Idaho 2010 ballot measures

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 4 Healthcare Allows public medical facilities to enter debt to upgrade facilities Approveda
LRCA HJR 5 Transportation Allows airports to issue revenue and special facility bonds Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Energy Allows cities to reserve bonds in order to increase power capacity Approveda
LRCA SJR 101 Education Impose rates of tuition and fees on students in the University of Idaho Approveda

Illinois

Illinois 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Governor Recall Amendment Admin of Gov't Allows voters to recall the governor Approveda

Indiana

Indiana 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Add a property tax cap amendment to the Indiana Constitution Approveda

Iowa

Iowa 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Dedicate a portion of sales tax revenue for natural resources Approveda
ABR Measure 2 Admin. of gov't Triggered automatically by the state constitution every 10 years for constitutional convention Defeatedd

Kansas

Kansas 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Firearms Allow citizens to bear arms in the state Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Elections Eliminate mental illness as a voting disqualification. Approveda

Louisiana

Louisiana 2010 ballot measures

October 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Move Convening Date of Legislature Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Employees of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness under state civil service Approveda

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't State elected official salary increases Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Decrease the amount of taxes retained by the state on the severance of natural resources Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Exempts property taxes for disabled veterans Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Limitation on property tax increases Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Extend time the owner of a homestead must reoccupy it to retain homestead exemption Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't Require 2/3 vote to enact changes to retirement provisions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Bidding process for property tax sales Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Admin. of gov't Regarding the sale of expropriated property in the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Labor Require re-argument before five judge panel before modification of workers' compensation judgments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Judicial reform Gives Judges and Prosecutors say in criminal's choice of a bench trial Approveda

Maine

Maine 2010 ballot measures

June 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Taxes Repeals 2009 income tax reform, broadening of the base of sales tax and amending of the Circuit Breaker Program Approveda
BI Question 2 Bonds Issues $26.5 million in bonds to fund energy efficiency bonds for weatherization and energy efficiency projects Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds Issues $57.8 million in bonds to create jobs through highway projects, harbor and energy projects Approveda
BI Question 4 Bonds Issues $23.75 million in bonds to provide for economic development and job creation Approveda
BI Question 5 Bonds Issues $10.25 million in bonds to fund water quality improvements Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Gambling Authorizes the Gambling Control Board to license a casino at a single site in Oxford County Approveda
BI Question 2 Bonds Issues $5 million in bonds to increase access to dental care Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds Issues $9.75 million in bonds to invest in land conservation, working waterfront preservation and preservation of state parks Approveda

Maryland

Maryland 2010 ballot measures

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Question 1 ConCon Allows the state's voters to say whether they want a constitutional convention to be held Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Trials Increases the amount of money in controversy in civil proceedings. Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Adds requirements for judges in orphan's courts in Baltimore City. Approveda

Massachusetts

Massachusetts 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Taxes Sales tax eliminated for alcohol sales in the state Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Housing Repeal a housing law Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Taxes Roll 6.25% sales tax back to 3% Defeatedd

Michigan

Michigan 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Proposal 1 Constitutional conventions Allow the state's voters to say whether they want a constitutional convention to be held Defeatedd
LRCA Proposal 2 Law enforcement Would bar any officeholder convicted of a felony involving deceit and fraud from holding public office for 20 years Approveda

Missouri

Missouri 2010 ballot measures

August 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition C Healthcare Blocks a government mandate to buy health insurance Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Requires the assessors in charter counties (except Jackson County) to be elected Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Exempts disabled former prisoners of war from property tax Approveda
CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Prohibits taxes for the sale/transfer of homes or any other real estate Approveda
CISS Proposition A Taxes Requires voters to approve earnings tax Approveda
CISS Proposition B Animals Adopts new rules for dog-breeders in the state Approveda

Montana

Montana 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR CC-2 Con convention Asks voters whether or not to have a constitutional convention Defeatedd
CICA CI-105 Taxes Prohibits any new tax on the sale or transfer of real property. Approveda
CISS I-161 Hunting Changes how hunter access programs are funded. Approveda
CISS I-164 Business reg Caps yearly interest rates of payday and title loans at 36 percent. Approveda

Nebraska

Nebraska 2010 ballot measures

May 11:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Legislature to permit the development of real, personal property Approveda

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Change the powers of municipalities to fund sources for economic/industrial development. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Whether or not to abolish the position of the state treasurer Defeatedd

Nevada

Nevada 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Creation of a selection panel that would recommend candidates to the governor for judicial appointment Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Judicial reform Allow lawmakers to create an intermediate appellate court between the district courts and Nevada Supreme Court Defeatedd
LRSS Question 3 Taxes Allows lawmakers to make certain tax changes without going to a vote of the people Defeatedd
LRCA Question 4 Eminent domain Prohibit the taking of private property if it is to be transferred to a private party Defeatedd

New Jersey

New Jersey 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Labor Dedicate assessments on wages to employee benefits Approveda


New Mexico

New Mexico 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Veterans Permit the Establishment of a College Scholarship Program for New Mexico Military War Veterans Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Term limits Extend term limits to New Mexico county officials Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Elections and campaigns Adopts federal requirements to vote, subject to state residency/registration requirements. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Exempts veterans' organization chartered by the United States Congress from property taxation. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 State legislatures Appointment of former members of the legislature to civil offices in the State. Defeatedd
LRSS Bond Question A Bond issues General obligation bonds for for senior citizen facility improvements. Approveda
LRSS Bond Question B Bond issues General obligation bonds for library acquisitions and capital improvements at public libraries. Approveda
LRSS Bond Question C Bond issues General obligation bonds for public school facility improvements acquisitions. Approveda
LRSS Bond Question D Bond issues General obligation bonds for capital improvements at institutions of higher education. Defeatedd


North Carolina

North Carolina 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA No Felons for Sheriff Amendment Elections and campaigns Prohibit convicted felons from running for sheriff in the state. Approveda


North Dakota

North Dakota 2010 ballot measures

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Measure 1 Gov't Finance Creates a state legacy fund for the deposit of certain oil and gas tax revenues in the fund Approveda
CISS Initiated Statutory Measure 2 Hunt & Fish Bans fenced hunting such as game preserves where people pay to shoot big-game animals Defeatedd

Ohio

Ohio 2010 ballot measures

May 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issues Authorizes $700 million in bonds over five years for the Ohio Third Frontier program Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Gambling Changes Columbus casino location from the Arena District to the former Delphi Corp. auto-parts plant Approveda

Oklahoma

Oklahoma 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 744 Education Mandates money State must provide to public schools Defeatedd
LRSS Question 746 Elections Potential voters must provide proof of identity Approveda
LRCA Question 747 Term limits Limiting terms of office of elected officials Approveda
LRCA Question 748 Redistricting Legislative re-apportionment done by bipartisan commission Approveda
LRCA Question 750 Direct democracy measures Initiative signatures based on votes for governor in recent election Approveda
LRCA Question 751 English English is "common and unifying language of Oklahoma" Approveda
LRCA Question 752 Judicial reform Modify composition of Judicial Nominating Commission Approveda
LRCA Question 754 State budgets Legislature not required to make expenditures based on pre-determined formulas Defeatedd
LRCA Question 755 Judicial reform Federal/state laws used to decide cases forbidding courts from considering international law. ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Question 756 Healthcare Allow residents to opt out of any federal healthcare mandates. Approveda
LRCA Question 757 State budgets Increases amount of money to be put into constitutional reserve fund. Approveda

Oregon

Oregon 2010 ballot measures


January 26:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measures 66 and 67 Taxes Referendum on HB 2649 and HB 3405, raising state’s high-income individuals and raising corporate income taxes Approveda
VR Measure 66 Taxes Referendum on HB 2649, raising state's high income individuals and raising corporate income taxes Approveda
VR Measure 67 Taxes Referendum on HB 3405, raising state's high income individuals and raising corporate income taxes Approveda

May 18:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 68 Bond issues Allow state government to issue bonds to match local school district bonds Approveda
LRCA Measure 69 Education Authorizes the state to incur indebtedness for the benefit of higher education Approveda

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 70 Veterans Expands the availability of home loans for veterans through the Oregon War Veterans' Fund Approveda
LRCA Measure 71 Admin of gov't Change the legislature's meeting to every year instead of every other year Approveda
LRCA Measure 72 Admin of gov't Authorizes lowest-cost borrowing for the state's real and personal property projects Approveda
CISS Measure 73 Law enforcement Requires an increased minimum sentence for some sex crimes and repeat DUIs Approveda
CISS Measure 74 Marijuana State to license marijuana farmers who can distribute crop to medical marijuana dispensaries Defeatedd
CISS Measure 75 Gambling Create a gaming tax of 25% of gross revenues for education, state police, and local governments across the state Defeatedd
CICA Measure 76 Environment Renews dedication of 15% of lottery proceeds to parks and natural resources Approveda

Rhode Island

Rhode Island 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Admin. of gov't Change the state's official name Defeatedd
LBM Question 2 Bond issues Issues general obligation bonds for higher education. Approveda
LBM Question 3 Bond issues Issues general obligation bonds for transportation Approveda
LBM Question 4 Bond issues Issues general obligation bonds for open space and recreation. Approveda

South Carolina

South Carolina 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Hunting Provide that hunting and fishing are valuable parts of the state's heritage Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Labor Allow secret union ballots as fundamental rights to workers Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 State budgets Should state be require to keep more in its rainy day fund? Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 State budgets Capital Reserve Fund to be used to fully replenish a percentage of General Reserve Fund. Approveda


South Dakota

South Dakota 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment K Elections Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union representation elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment L Gov't Finances Repeals the automatic annual transfer of $12 million from the trust fund to the state general fund Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 13 Marijuana Proposes legalization of medical marijuana Defeatedd
VR Referendum 12 Tobacco Extends smoking ban to apply statewide Approveda


Tennessee

Tennessee 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Hunting Rights Amendment Hunting Personal right to hunt and fish within state laws and property rights Approveda

Utah

Utah 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Labor and unions Extend the right to Utah citizens to use a secret ballot Approveda
LRCA Amendment B Elections Amends and clarifies legislative residency requirements Approveda
LRCA Amendment C Taxes Creates a property tax exemption for water facilities Approveda
LRCA Amendment D Admin of gov't Establishes Utah's first independent ethics commission Approveda

Vermont

Vermont 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 5 Elections Would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they turn 18 by Election Day Approveda

Virginia

Virginia 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Exempt elderly from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Exempt veterans from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State budget Would increase the permissible size of the Revenue Stabilization Fund Approveda

Washington

Washington 2010 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1053 Taxes Requires a supermajority vote of the legislature or a statewide vote for tax increases ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 1082 Labor Authorizes employers to purchase private industrial insurance Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1098 Taxes Establishes a tax on "adjusted gross income" above $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for filing jointly and reduces the limit on statewide property taxes by 20% and increased the business and occupation tax credit to $4,800 Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1100 Alcohol Closes state liquor stores and authorizes sale, distribution and importation by private parties Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1105 Alcohol Closes all state liquor stores and licenses private parties to sell or distribute spirits Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1107 Taxes Reduces tax rates for certain food processors, ends the sales tax on candy and ends the temporary sales tax on some bottled water and temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages Approveda
LRSS Referendum 52 Bond issues Authorizes $500 million bond for construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8225 State budget Requires the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit Approveda
LRCA HJR 4220 Law enforcement Gives judges authority to deny bail whenever they deem the public at risk Approveda

Hundreds of local measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2010
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Local ballot measures are on the November 2, 2010 ballot in at least 23 states. At least 47 elections were held in 2010 in various counties, towns and cities. For details on local elections throughout 2010, click here.

Some states with Nov. 2 local measures include:

See also

Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2010

External links

References

  1. Approaching the November 2 general elections, only two post-certification lawsuits remained pending - (SQ 746 and SQ 751). In some states pending court rulings do not necessarily remove measures from the ballot but instead prevent cast votes from being counted.
  2. The District of Columbia also had a ballot measure on its November 2 ballot - Washington, D.C. Attorney General Selection (2010). On Ballotpedia, the DC ballot measure is grouped in with local, city-wide ballot measures from cities such as Los Angeles, Houston or Detroit.