Nevada's 2010 ballot - all about judicial reform, eminent domain and taxes
By Bailey Ludlam
CARSON CITY, Nevada: In the state of Nevada, deadlines for the 2010 ballot have come and gone. It's clear, this year voters will cast their ballots on only four statewide ballot questions. Initiative petition deadlines have concluded for both initiated state statute and initiated constitutional amendment. An estimated eleven citizen initiatives were proposed for the 2010 ballot however, none qualified for the ballot. Some initiative sponsors argued that the Nevada Legislature had been "hostile to the process" and thwarted the citizen initiative process by imposing burdensome restrictions. At least three of the eleven initially proposed initiatives announced that they planned to file for the 2012 ballot. In 2010, however, voters will voice their opinions about judicial reform, eminent domain and taxes. All four certified measures were legislatively-referred.
November 2, 2010 certified measures: November 2:
|Question 1||Judicial reform||Creation of a selection panel that would recommend candidates to the governor for judicial appointment|
|Question 2||Judicial reform||Allow lawmakers to create an intermediate appellate court between the district courts and Nevada Supreme Court|
|LRSS||Question 3||Taxes||Allows lawmakers to make certain tax changes without going to a vote of the people|
|Question 4||Eminent domain||Prohibit the taking of private property if it is to be transferred to a private party|