Chart of 2010 ballot measure changes

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2011
Back to Ballotpedia:Analysis of the 2010 ballot measures

Citizen initiative changes

Below is a chart depicting the changes in the number of citizen initiatives on statewide ballots when comparing 2008 and 2010. All 26 initiative and referendum states are listed in the chart.

Chart statistics

  • 11 states have fewer citizen initiatives on their 2010 ballot than in 2008
  • 5 states have more citizen initiatives on their 2010 ballot than in 2008
  • 10 states had no changes in their 2010 citizen initiative count when compared to 2008.

Legend


     No change (0)      Significant change (+/-3 or more)

I&R State Number of initiatives in 2008 Number of initiatives in 2010 Change between the two years
Alaska 4 2 -2
Arizona 6 1 -5
Arkansas 2 0 -2
California 19 11 -8
Colorado 10 6 -4
Florida 1 3 +2
Idaho 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0
Maine 2 2 0
Maryland (veto referendum only) 0 0 0
Massachusetts 3 3 0
Michigan 2 0 -2
Mississippi 0 0 0
Missouri 3 3 0
Montana 1 3 +2
Nebraska 1 0 -1
Nevada 1 0 -1
New Mexico (veto referendum only) 0 0 0
North Dakota 3 1 -2
Ohio 2 0[2] -2
Oklahoma 0 1 +1
Oregon 8 6 -2
South Dakota 3 2 -1
Utah 0 0 0
Washington 3 6 +3
Wyoming 0 0 0
Totals: 74 50 -24

Legislative referral changes

Below is a chart depicting the changes in the number of legislative referrals on statewide ballots when comparing 2008 and 2010.

  • Six states in the chart had ballot measures, legislative referrals or citizen initiatives, on the 2008 ballot, but did not have any measures on the 2010 ballot.[3]
  • Seven states in the chart that had any kind of ballot measures on the 2010 ballot, did not have any measures on the 2008 ballot.[4]

Chart statistics

  • 15 states have fewer legislative referrals on their 2010 ballot than in 2008
  • 21 states have more legislative referrals on their 2010 ballot than in 2008
  • 8 states had no changes in their 2010 legislative referral count when compared to 2008.

Legend


     No change (0)      Significant change (+/-3 or more)

State Number of referrals in 2008 Number of referrals in 2010 Total change between the two years
Alabama 6 5 -1
Alaska 1 3 +2
Arizona 2 10 +8
Arkansas 3 3 0
California 2 3 +1
Colorado 4 3 -1
Connecticut 2 0 -2
Florida 6 4[5] -2
Georgia 3 6 +3
Hawaii 2 2 0
Idaho 0 4 +4
Illinois 1 1 0
Indiana 0 1 +1
Iowa 1 1 0
Kansas 0 2 +2
Louisiana 7 12 +5
Maine 1 6 +5
Maryland 2 2 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0
Michigan 0 1 +1
Minnesota 1 0 -1
Missouri 2 3 +1
Montana 2 0 -2
Nebraska 2 3 +1
Nevada 3 4 +1
New Jersey 2 1 -1
New Mexico 9 9 0
New York 1 0 -1
North Carolina 0 1 +1
North Dakota 2 2 0
Ohio 3 2 -1
Oklahoma 4 10 +6
Oregon 7 5 -2
Pennsylvania 1 0 -1
Rhode Island 2 4 +2
South Carolina 3 4 +1
South Dakota 4 2 -2
Tennessee 0 1 +1
Utah 5 4 -1
Vermont 0 1 +1
Virginia 0 3 +3
Washington 0 3 +3
Wisconsin 1 0 -1
Wyoming 2 0 -2
Totals: 99 130 +31

See also

References

  1. Wyoming and Mississippi have zero measures, of any kind, on the 2010 ballot. This leaves 24 out of the 26 I&R states with measures on the ballot, which includes both legislative referrals and citizen initiatives. By contrast, in 2008, of all of the 26 I&R states, Mississippi was the only state without citizen initiatives and legislative referrals.
  2. On June 28, 2010 LetOhioVote submitted a letter to Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner announcing the withdrawal of previously submitted petitions.
  3. Those states were Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  4. Those states were Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.
  5. This count includes advisory measure - Florida Federal Budget Advisory Question (2010)