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Idaho to decide on ballot measures for first time since 2006

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May 28, 2010

BOISE, Idaho: It has been four years, but registered voters in the state of Idaho will be deciding on their first set of ballot measures since 2006. On November 2, 2010, voters will see at least four ballot measures on the ballot to decide on, one of which includes a measure asking voters whether or not to impose rates of tuition and fees on students in the University of Idaho.

In 2006, voters were able to decide the outcome of five ballot measures, passing three and rejecting two. Education was on the ballot that time around as well, with a question asking voters to increase K-12 education funding for local public schools by adding 1% to sales tax. Before residents flocked to the polls in 2006, the state saw another four year hiatus between ballot measure decisions, when in 2002, voters approved two statewide questions.

Currently, more measures may appear on the ballot, as submission of initiative petition signatures was May 1, 2010. County clerks who received signatures must now verify them and have them turned in to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa's office by June 30, 2010.

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