Ballotpedia's Tuesday count sees no certifications this week

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June 8, 2010

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By Bailey Ludlam

Ballotpedia's Tuesday Count may have seen no certifications this week but two retroactively added measures have bumped the total number of certifications to 122 on 34 statewide ballots.

The Oklahoma Legislature approved State Question 755, also known as the International Law Amendment, for the November ballot on May 25th. The measure proposes requiring courts to rely on federal or state laws when handing down decisions concerning cases and would prohibit them from using international law or Sharia law when making rulings.

Like Oklahoma, Arizona has more than ten measures scheduled to appear on the general election ballot this fall. On June 1 the state secretary of state verified that initiative supporters submitted a sufficient number of valid signatures to qualify the Arizona Medical Marijuana Question. The proposition, if approved by voters, would allow Arizona residents with specific medical conditions to be treated with certain amounts of marijuana. This marks the fourth time that voters will vote on a marijuana-related measure.

In what can be best described as a déjà vu situation, California citizens have filed two redistricting measures. In Florida, a total of two redistricting initiatives and one legislative referral have been filed and certified for the ballot. A citizen initiative and the legislative referral are currently pending in court regarding ballot title challenges. Contrary to Florida, however, California's proposed initiatives differ greatly. The recently filed "Financial Accountability in Redistricting Act" proposes repealing Proposition 11, which voters approved in 2008 by the narrow margin of 50.9%. Proposition 11 authorized the creation of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Meanwhile, the Congressional Redistricting Initiative would extend the provisions of 2008's Prop 11 to cover even more political offices in the state.

ELECTIONS TODAY!

Today, voters in California and Maine are heading to the polls to vote a grand total of ten statewide ballot measures. Check here for local California June 8 election information, including the much debated Santa Clara Stadium for the 49ers. Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin are also facing local elections today.

Stay tuned for tonight's election results!

See also

2010 ballot measures
Tuesday Count2010 Scorecard
AnalysisIssues on ballot