2012 Ballot Measure Election Results: Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

November 6, 2012

Edited by Kristen Horn

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma: Oklahoma’s State Question 758, State Question 759, State Question 762, State Question 764, State Question 765, State Question 766 ballot measures were on the Oklahoma 2012 ballot on November 6, with voters casting their decisions on the issue.

Out of the 6 measures on the ballot, all were approved.

Below is a breakdown of each measure:

State Question 758

State Question 758, an Oklahoma Property Tax Amendment, proposed to prevent annual increases in property taxes in the state.

According to the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 67.7% voting yes and 32.3% voting no.

State Question 759

State Question 759, the Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma to ban affirmative action programs in the state, and prohibit special treatment based on race or sex in public employment, education and contracts.

According to the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 59.2% voting yes and 40.8% voting no.

State Question 762

State Question 763, an Oklahoma Governor in the Parole Process Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma to address power of the governor.

This legislatively-referred constitutional amendment proposed to decrease the power that the Oklahoma Governor has in the parole process in the state for nonviolent crimes.

According to the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 59.2% voting yes and 40.8% voting no.

State Question 764

State Question 764, the Oklahoma Reserve Fund Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma to issue bonds to provide a reserve fund for that board. The bonds issued were reported to be reserved for water resource and sewage treatment programs.

According to the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 56.7% voting yes and 43.3% voting no.

State Question 765

State Question 765, the Oklahoma Public Welfare Department Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma to address the public welfare department.

This legislatively-referred constitutional amendment proposed to abolish the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Instead of having this department, commission and position hold responsibility for adopting rules and regulations regarding the state's elderly, the Oklahoma Legislature would hold that power.

According to the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 59.9% voting yes and 40.1% voting no.

State Question 766

State Question 766, the Oklahoma Intangible Tax Ban Amendment, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma to address property taxes on personal property; specifically, the amendment proposed to abolish property taxes on intangible personal property.

The push for this measure began in response to a Supreme Court ruling in 2010 that stated that intangible property was subject to local assessment. This bill was supported by the State Chamber, and thereby made it on the ballot.

According to the Oklahoma’s Secretary of State’s website this measure has been approved in the November 6, 2012 elections with 65% voting yes and 35% voting no.

Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

Stay tuned for more developments on Ballotpedia's Ballotpedia's page for Oklahoma 2012 ballot measures.

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