Oklahoma 2008 ballot measures
In Oklahoma, four ballot measures qualified for the November 4, 2008, ballot in Oklahoma. All four measures were voted onto the ballot through the legislative referral process by the Oklahoma State Legislature, rather than through the state's initiative process.
On July 28, 2008, the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman, editorialized that "the November Oklahoma ballot will be blander than dry toast." The paper said that the dearth of interesting initiatives was due to "...the difficulty of getting an initiative petition through the hoops."
- All four of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- All four of the measures were approved.
On the ballot
|State Question 735||Taxes||Provides an exemption for household personal property tax for certain disabled veterans|
|State Question 741||Taxes||Requires a person or a business to file an application the first time in order to have a property tax exemption|
|State Question 742||Hunt & fish||Gives all people of the state the right to hunt, trap, fish and take game and fish, subject to reasonable regulation|
|State Question 743||Alcohol||Allows certain winemakers to sell directly to retail package stores and restaurants in Oklahoma|
Not on the ballot
|CI||State Question 737||Affirmative action||Bans government from using affirmative action|
|CI||State Question 740||Elections||Reduces number of signatures required to form a recognized political party.|
State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor and Inspector | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Director of Wildlife Conservation | Commissioner of Labor | Commissioner of Corporations |