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188 ballot questions were certified for spots on 39 statewide ballots in 2012.

Also, 176 of those ballot questions were on the November 6, 2012 ballot in 38 states. A total of 8 elections on statewide ballot measures were scheduled for 2012.

Historically, even-numbered election years feature significantly higher measures than odd-numbered years. In 2010 alone, 184 ballot questions were certified for spots on 38 statewide ballots. In comparison, only 34 ballot measures were on the ballot in 9 states in 2011.

In 2012, veto referendums exploded on the scene. In 2008, 6 veto referendums were on the ballot for voters to decide on. Two years later in the next even-numbered election year, in 2010, only 4 made the ballot. 13 veto referendums appeared on the ballot for 2012. 11 of those measures appeared on the fall election ballot. Referendums in 2012 challenged a variety of legislation including same-sex marriage, medical marijuana and redistricting.

With Legislative referrals, there was a decrease in 2012, with 119 on the ballot, not including advisory questions and automatic ballot referrals. In 2010, there were 134 legislative referrals that were sent to the ballot, leaving 2012 with 15 less referrals. However, in the previous presidential election in 2008, there were only 100 legislative referrals on the ballot, 19 less than 2012.

Ballot initiatives saw a slight increase from 2010, with 50 citizen-initiatives on the ballot, four more than in 2010. However, compared to 2008, 2012's total fell short of that year's by 18.

Also on the ballot were three constitutional convention questions that were automatically referred to the ballot due to provisions in those respective states' constitutions.

The top 5 political topics included: taxes, administration of government, bond issues, state judiciary, and law enforcement.

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Statistical summary

The charts below includes all 2013 election results, including November 6. All results are official.

2012 election stats
Total Approved (%) Defeated (%)
188 118 (62.7%) 67 (35.6%)[1]

Initiated measures

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50 20 30 19 29[2]

Legislative and other referrals

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119 99 20 89 30

Veto referendums

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13 7 5[3]

Advisory questions

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3 3 0

Constitutional convention questions

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3 0 3

By date

May 8

Approveda North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage, Amendment 1 (May 2012)

June 5

Approveda California Proposition 28, Change in Term Limits (June 2012)
Defeatedd California Proposition 29, Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act (June 2012)

June 12

Approveda North Dakota State Office Appointment Amendment, Measure 1 (June 2012)
Defeatedd North Dakota Property Tax Amendment, Measure 2 (June 2012)
Defeatedd North Dakota Religious Freedom Amendment, Measure 3 (June 2012)
Approveda North Dakota University "Fighting Sioux" Referendum, Measure 4 (June 2012)

July 31

ApprovedaDefeatedd Georgia Sales Tax Increase to Fund Transportation Projects (July 2012)[4]

August 7

Approveda Missouri Public Prayer Amendment (August 2012)

August 28

Approveda Alaska Property Tax Exemption Act (August 2012)
Defeatedd Alaska Coastal Management Question (August 2012)

September 18

Approveda Alabama Medicaid Amendment (September 2012)

November 6

By state

Alabama

Alabama 2012 ballot measures

September 18:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Transfer of $145.8 million from an oil and gas trust fund to the General Fund for Medicaid budget. Approveda

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Environment Extend payments made to the Forever Wild Land Trust for a 20-year period. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bond issues Aims to allow issuance of general obligation bonds of no more than $750 million. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin. of gov't. Would define the Stockton Landmark District within Baldwin County. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Civil rights To remove references to segregation of schools in the state constitution. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Natural resources Transfer liabilities to Mobile Area Water and Sewer System. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Healthcare Would prohibit mandatory participation in any healthcare system. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Labor Would allow for the use of secret ballots in union votes. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Legislatures Provide that the compensation paid to legislators do not increased during term of office. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Allows legislature to implement business privilege tax on corporations. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Admin. of gov't. Relating to authority of state legislature and banking in the state. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Admin. of gov't. Prohibit any municipality outside of Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance. Approveda


Alaska

Alaska 2012 ballot measures

August 28:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Ballot Measure 1 Taxes Act increasing the maximum residential property exemption. Approveda
IndISS Ballot Measure 2 Environment To establish a new coastal management program. Defeatedd

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Bonding Proposition A Bond issues General obligation bonds for the purpose of transportation projects. Approveda
ABR Ballot Measure 1 Constitutional conventions Would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. Defeatedd

Arizona

Arizona 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 114 Law enforcement Prohibits crime victims from being subject to a claim for damages for causing death or injury. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 115 Judiciary Relating to the modification of the Appellate and Trial Court Commissions. Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 116 Taxes Give tax break to businesses with newly acquired equipment. Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 117 Taxes Limit annual growth in limited property value of locally assessed properties. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 118 Budgets Yearly Permanent Fund distribution to be 2.5% of monthly market values of the fund from 5 previous years. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 119 Property Lets legislature enact a process to exchange trust land if related to protecting military installations. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 120 Environment Would declare state sovereignty over state natural resources based on the argument of "equal footing." Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 121 Admin. of gov't. Implement a top-two style open primary system. Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 204 Taxes Would renew the sales tax increase approved in 2010. Defeatedd

Arkansas

Arkansas 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Would place a half-cent sales tax in the state. Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Authorize cities and counties to create districts for redevelopment projects. Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Gambling Would allow for casinos in the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Issue 4 Gambling Would allow for a casino in seven state counties. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Issue 5 Marijuana Authorize the use of medical marijuana in the state. Defeatedd

California

California 2012 ballot propositions

June 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 28 Term limits Limit of 8 years (senate)/6 years (assembly) replaced with 12-year limit on combined service Approveda
CISS Proposition 29 Taxes Increase the tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research Defeatedd

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 30 Taxes Jerry Brown's Tax Increase (revenues for general fund and education) Approveda
CICA/SS Proposition 31 State budget Two-Year Budget Cycle Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 32 Labor Ban on corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 33 Insurance Car insurance rates can be based on a person's history of insurance coverage ("persistency discounts") Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 34 Death penalty "End the Death Penalty" Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 35 Law enforcement Increased Penalties for Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery ApprovedaOverturnedot
CISS Proposition 36 Law enforcement Modification of the "Three Strikes" Law Approveda
CISS Proposition 37 Regulations Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 38 Taxes Molly Munger's State Income Tax Increase for Education Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 39 Taxes Income Tax Increase for Multistate Businesses Approveda
VR Proposition 40 Redistricting Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan Approveda

Colorado

Colorado 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 64 Marijuana Legalize recreational use of marijuana with regulations. Approveda
AQ Amendment 65 Elections Set policy on prohibiting corporate contributions and expenditures in elections. Approveda
LRCA Amendment S Admin. of gov't. Change aspects to the state personnel system. Approveda

Florida

Florida 2012 ballot measures

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Prevents penalties for not purchasing healthcare coverage in order to comply with federal healthcare reforms Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Allows for property tax discounts for disabled veterans Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 State budgets Replaces existing revenue limits with a new limitation based on inflation and population changes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Amends commercial and non-homestead property taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Judicial reform Gives the Legislature increased control over the judicial branch. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Abortion Prohibits public funds for abortions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Religion Repeals ban of public dollars for religious funding Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Authorizes the legislature to totally or partially exempt surviving spouses of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from paying property taxes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Taxes Provides an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property that's value is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000 Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 11 Taxes Authorizes counties and municipalities to offer additional tax exemptions on homes of low-income seniors. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Government Administration Revises selection process for student member of Board of Governors of State University System Defeatedd

Georgia

Georgia 2012 ballot measures

July 31:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Taxes Would increase the sales tax in regions that pass the referendum by one-cent. ApprovedaDefeatedd[5]

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Regarding the establishment of public charter schools. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Gives the State Properties Commission the authority to enter into multiyear lease agreements. Approveda

Hawaii

Hawaii 2012 ballot measures

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment Bond issues Authorizes the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners to make their facilities compliant with current safety standards. Defeatedd
LRCA Appointment of Retired Judges Amendment State judiciary Authorizes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to appoint retired judges to temporary stations. Defeatedd

Idaho

Idaho 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Education One of three referenda that would repeal a newly passed law relating to education reform in the state. Defeatedd
VR Proposition 2 Education One of three referenda that would repeal a newly passed law relating to education reform in the state. Defeatedd
VR Proposition 3 Education One of three referenda that would repeal a newly passed law relating to education reform in the state. Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 2 Hunting Would add to the state constitution the right to hunt and fish. Approveda
LRCA SJR 102 Law enforcement State Board of Correction to have control, direction and management of felony probation and parole. Approveda

Illinois

Illinois 2012 ballot measures

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJRCA 49 Pension Requires a three-fifths vote from any governing body to change pension benefits for their public employees. Defeatedd

Kansas

Kansas 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HCR 5017 Taxes Would alter the state's property tax on boats. Approveda

Kentucky

Kentucky 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA House Bill 1 Hunting Would protect the right of residents to hunt and fish in the state. Approveda


Louisiana

Louisiana 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Protects the state medicaid trust fund for the elderly from budget cuts. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Firearms Adds additional constitutional protections to state gun rights. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Administration of Gov't Requires more advance filing for bills involving public employee retirement Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Provides property tax exemptions to certain veterans' spouses Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Law Allows the legislature to deny retirement benefits to any public employee or official who commits a felony related to their office Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Authorizes the city of New Iberia to grant contracts for the exemption of property annexed by the city Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Administration of Gov't Restructures the composition of constitutional boards and commissions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Taxes Allows local governments to opt-in to property tax exemptions for certain businesses Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Laws Established certain requirements prior to legislatively creating certain special districts Approveda

Maine

Maine 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Marriage Would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Approveda
LRSS Question 2 Bond issues $11 million bond for higher education in order to expand the state's community college system. Defeatedd
LRSS Question 3 Bond issues One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. Approveda
LRSS Question 4 Bond issues Allow for a $51 million transportation bond, most of it to pay for road and bridge repairs in the state. Approveda
LRSS Question 5 Bond issues One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. Approveda

Maryland

Maryland 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Prescribes different qualifications for judges of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judicial reform Prescribes different qualifications for judges of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore County Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Law Specifies condition under which and elected official convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors is to be removed form office Approveda
VR Question 4 Education Would approve legislation that guarantees in-state tuition to illegal immigrants Approveda
VR Question 5 Redistricting Would approve Maryland's congressional redistricting plan passed in October 2011. Approveda
VR Question 6 Marriage Would approve a law that allows same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license. Approveda
LRSS Question 7 Gambling Allows the construction of a new casino in Prince George's County. Approveda

Massachusetts

Massachusetts 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Business Deals with vehicle owner and business protections in the state. Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Assisted death Would establish an "Act Relative to Death with Dignity". Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Marijuana Would allow for the use of medical marijuana in the state. Approveda

Michigan

Michigan 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposal 1 Admin of Gov't Expands powers for emergency managers (EMs) and ability of Governor to appoint EMs. Defeatedd
CICA Proposal 2 Labor Makes collective bargaining a right for public and private workers. Defeatedd
CICA Proposal 3 Energy Mandates that 25% of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2025. Defeatedd
CICA Proposal 4 Labor Puts give home health care providers limited collective bargaining rights. Defeatedd
CICA Proposal 5 Taxes Requires increase in state taxes to be approved by 2/3 majority in Legislature or statewide vote. Defeatedd
CICA Proposal 6 Transportation Requires voters to approve any new bridge or tunnel from the state to Canada. Defeatedd

Minnesota

Minnesota 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Marriage Would ban same-sex marriage. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Would require people to present photo identification to vote. Defeatedd

Missouri

Missouri 2012 ballot measures

August 7:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Religion Guarantees right to pray and worship on public property Approveda

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 3 State judiciary Grants Governor the power to appoint four members to the Appellate Judicial Commission Defeatedd
CICA Proposition A Law enforcement Requires that all municipal police forces or departments be controlled by the local governing body. Approveda
CISS Proposition B Tobacco Imposes an additional $1 tax on each package of twenty cigarettes Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition E Healthcare Prohibits creation of a health insurance exchange unless created by legislature or initiative. Approveda

Montana

Montana 2012 ballot measures

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS LR-120 Abortion Relating to parental involvement for a minor’s abortion. Approveda
LRSS LR-121 Immigration Would require citizenship proof in order to receive state services. ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRSS LR-122 Healthcare Would allow residents to choose their healthcare insurance plans. Approveda
VR IR-124 Marijuana Would place a legislative repeal of 2004 initiative to a vote, instead of automatic law. Approveda
CISS I-166 Elections Set policy on prohibiting corporate contributions and expenditures in Montana elections. ApprovedaOverturnedot

Nebraska

Nebraska 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin. of Gov't Makes any misdemeanor while in pursuit of office grounds for impeachment of a civil officer. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Hunting Protects the right of residents to hunt and fish in the state. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Term limits Allows legislators to hold three consecutive terms instead of two. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Legislative salaries Raises lawmaker salaries to $22,500 a year. Defeatedd


Nevada

Nevada 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State legislatures measures Would provide that the Legislature convene a special legislative session upon a petition signed by 2/3 of each chamber. Approveda

New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA CACR 13 (Question1) Taxes Would ban new taxes on personal income Defeatedd
LRCA CACR 26 (Question 2) State judiciary Would make the chief justice of the state supreme court to be administrative head of all the courts. Defeatedd
ConCon ConCon (Question 3) Admin of gov't The measure would create a convention to revise, alter, or amend the state constitution. Defeatedd

New Jersey

New Jersey 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Public Question 1 Bond issues Would allow state to borrow $750 mil for upgrades at state's colleges. Approveda
LRCA Public Question 2 State judiciary Would define justices and judges’ salary in relation to benefits. Approveda

New Mexico

New Mexico 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 1 Judiciary Adds two members to the Judicial Standards Commission. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 2 State executive officials Raise the qualifications required to be public regulation commissioner. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 3 Admin. of gov't. Remove the chartering of corporations from the PRC to the secretary of state. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 4 Admin. of gov't. Would remove insurance division from PRC. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 5 Admin. of gov't. Would make the office separate from the state government. Approveda
BI Bond Question A Bond issues Bonds to make capital expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvement. Approveda
BI Bond Question B Bond issues Bonds to make capital expenditures for public library resource acquisitions. Approveda
BI Bond Question C Bond issues Bonds to make capital expenditures for certain higher education improvements. Approveda

North Carolina

North Carolina 2012 ballot measures

May 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Marriage Would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman Approveda

North Dakota

North Dakota 2012 ballot measures

June 12:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Allows legislators to be appointed to full-time appointive state office Approveda
CICA Measure 2 Taxes Eliminates property taxes as a source of state revenue Defeatedd
CICA Measure 3 Religion Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty Defeatedd
VR Measure 4 Motto and symbols Repeals the North Dakota Legislature's decision to allow UND to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname. Approveda

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Revokes the authority for the poll tax and remove the offensive language Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Admin of gov't Requires the governor and other executive officials to take an oath of office Approveda
CICA Measure 3 Animal rights Blocks any law which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers. Approveda
CISS Measure 4 Smoking bans Bana smoking in all indoor workplaces. Approveda
CISS Measure 5 Treatment of animals Makes it a felony to maliciously harm a cat, dog, or horse, with exemptions for people with occupations involving animals. Defeatedd

Ohio

Ohio 2012 ballot measures

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 Constitutional convention Would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Redistricting Would create a citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps. Defeatedd

Oklahoma

Oklahoma 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 758 Taxes Would prevent annual increases in property taxes. Approveda
LRCA State Question 759 Affirmative action Would ban affirmative action programs in the state. Approveda
LRCA State Question 762 State exec Would remove the state governor from the state parole process. Approveda
LRCA State Question 764 Bond issues Creation of the Water Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Reserve Fund. Approveda
LRCA State Question 765 Admin. of gov't. Create department to provide for public welfare for state residents. Approveda
LRCA State Question 766 Taxes Abolish property taxes on intangible personal property. Approveda


Oregon

Oregon 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 77 Admin of gov't Revision to responses to catastrophic disasters; requires approval by a 2/3rds majority Approveda
LRCA Measure 78 Admin of gov't Changes terminology in the state Constitution for the three state gov't branches Approveda
CICA Measure 79 Taxes Would ban real estate transfer taxes. Approveda
CISS Measure 80 Marijuana Would create a cannabis commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of cannabis. Defeatedd
CISS Measure 81 Animal rights Bans Columbia River commercial salmon fishing with gillnets by non-tribal persons, allows seine nets instead. Defeatedd
CICA Measure 82 Gambling Authorizes establishment of privately-owned casinos. Defeatedd
CISS Measure 83 Gambling Authorizes Multnomah County casino. Defeatedd
CISS Measure 84 Taxes Phases out estate and inheritance taxes. Defeatedd
CICA Measure 85 Taxes Allocates corporate income/excise tax "kicker" refund to additionally fund K through 12 public education. Approveda

Rhode Island

Rhode Island 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Would ask voters if they want state-operated casino gambling at the Twin River slot venue. Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Would authorize casino games at Newport Grand. Approveda
BI Question 3 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $50,000,000) for renovations and modernization of academic buildings at Rhode Island College. Approveda
BI Question 4 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $94,000,000) for the construction of a new Veterans’ Home. Approveda
BI Question 5 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $12,000,000) to finance drinking water infrastructure projects. Approveda
BI Question 6 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $20,000,000) for environmental and recreational purposes. Approveda
BI Question 7 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds (up to $25,000,000) for affordable housing. Approveda

South Carolina

South Carolina 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Requires governor to select running mate for lt. governor. Approveda

South Dakota

South Dakota 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment M Constitutions Deals with modernizing language dealing with corporations in the state. Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment N Admin. of gov't. Strikes a travel reimbursement provision from the state constitution. Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment O State budgets Changes amount taken each year from state cement-plant trust fund. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment P State legislatures Places language in the state constitution saying that the budget must be balanced. Approveda
VR Referred Law 14 Taxes Dedicates part of tax revenues for grants to some business projects in the state. Defeatedd
VR Referred Law 16 Labor Blocks a bill that would ban tenure and give bonuses to top teachers among other provisions. Defeatedd
CISS Initiated Measure 15 Taxes Implements a one-percent sales tax increase. Defeatedd

Utah

Utah 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Taxes Require a portion of the revenue from all of the state's severance taxes to be deposited into the permanent state trust fund. Approveda
LRCA Amendment B Taxes Exempt military personnel from paying property taxes. Approveda

Virginia

Virginia 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Eminent domain Would limit instances when private property could be taken for public use Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State legislatures Allows the legislature to delay the start of its veto session by up to one week. Approveda

Washington

Washington 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1185 Taxes Would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes. ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 1240 Education Allow 40 public charter schools in the state over five years. Approveda
VR Referendum 74 Marriage Would ask if same-sex marriage should be legalized in the state. Approveda
ITL Initiative 502 Marijuana Would legalize and regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older Approveda
LRCA SJR 8221 Budgets To include the recommendations of the commission on state debt. Approveda
LRCA SJR 8223 Education Provide authority to state research universities to invest funds. Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 1 Taxes Declares an intent to improve the long-term sustainability of the state budget. Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 2 Insurance Delays the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's funding. Approveda


West Virginia

West Virginia 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Would end term limits for county sheriffs Defeatedd

Wyoming

Wyoming 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment A Healthcare Would amend the state constitution regarding the federal Affordable Healthcare Act Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment B Hunting Would preserve citizens' rights to hunt and fish Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment C Judicial reform Would allow district court commissioners to act even if the district court judge is present Defeatedd

See also

References

  1. 1 measure had varying results, 2 measures did not have results tabulated due to litigation.
  2. two results not tabulated
  3. 1 referendum had results split up into various districts.
  4. Though the measure was statewide it was voted on by each 12 regions separately, resulting in the referendum being passed in 3 and defeated in 9
  5. Though the measure was statewide it was voted on by each 12 regions separately, resulting in the referendum being passed in 3 and defeated in 9