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November 11, 2009

Kentucky: According to “Citizen Lawmakers: The Ballot Initiative Revolution”, a book by David Schmidt, it is noted that in 1910, a state law was passed that gave the state of Kentucky and it’s cities initiative rights up until the 1970’s. It also states, however, that in 1980, the legislature abolished that provision.

According to Sarah Ball Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky State Board of Elections, although the legislature places constitutional amendments on the ballot on occasion, the measures do not touch upon social or political issues that would be before voters in California or Ohio.

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