Kentucky Slot Machine Amendment, 2010
|Not on Ballot|
| This measure did not or |
will not appear on a ballot
Path to the ballot
The measure was passed by the Kentucky Legislature on March 26, 2010, sending the measure back to the Kentucky House of Representatives. If 60% of the membership of each chamber of the Kentucky General Assembly approves, a proposed amendment goes on the ballot at the next general election during which members of the state legislature are up for election. Kentucky is one of nine states that implement this process. Legislative session concluded without the measure being sent to the ballot.
- See also: Polls, 2010 ballot measures
A poll conducted by the Louisville Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll showed support for gaming machines and even stronger support for a statewide ballot question being placed before voters. The poll was conducted during January 28-31, 2010 and surveyed 617 people claiming to be registered Kentucky voters. According to the results, 59 percent of polled voters support slot machines at the tracks. Also, 85 percent of those polled believe there would be a statewide ballot question for voters to decide rather than having he Kentucky General Assembly decide on the issue.
|Date of Poll||Pollster||In favor||Opposed||Undecided||Number polled|
|Jan. 28-31, 2010||Louisville Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll||59%||37%||4%||617|
- San Francisco Chronicle, "Gambling faces long odds in Kentucky Legislature," January 8, 2010
- News-Graphic.com, "Good Government is the peoples responsibility," February 18, 2010
- Bloodhorse.com, "Kentucky Senate Approves ADW Tax Measure," March 28, 2010
- Kentucky Legislature, "SB2"
- Blood Horse, "Will KY Poll Aid Bill on Expanded Gambling?," February 5, 2010
- WHAS11, "New poll: Most Kentuckians support slots," February 3, 2010 (timed out)