Oklahoma 2008 ballot measures

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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 says that the dearth of interesting initiatives is due to "...the difficulty of getting an initiative petition through the hoops."[1]

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 735 Taxes Exemption for household personal property tax for certain disabled veterans. Approveda
LRCA State Question 741 Taxes Would require a person or a business to file an application the first time in order to have a property tax exemption. Approveda
LRCA State Question 742 Hunting Would give all people of the state the right to hunt, trap, fish and take game and fish, subject to reasonable regulation. Approveda
LRCA State Question 743 Alcohol Would allow certain winemakers to sell directly to retail package stores and restaurants in Oklahoma. Approveda

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI State Question 737 Affirmative action Ban government from using affirmative action Withdrawn
CI State Question 740 Elections Reduce number of signatures required to form a recognized political party. Insufficient signatures

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