Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 9 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit lucyburns.org.
Ballotpedia's coverage of elections held on March 3, 2015, was limited. Select races were covered live, and all results will be added once the merger is complete.

Oklahoma mulling state ballot question limit

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

March 3, 2010

Legislature128.png

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma: "Should there be a limit to how many state questions appear on the ballot?" That is the question House Speaker Chris Benge brought up last week, stating there is reason to thoroughly discuss the issue. Currently, there are eight legislatively referred questions and one citizen initiative on the state general election ballot. That number could grow as the Oklahoma Legislature is considering other possible ballot measures.[1]

The Tulsa World, an Oklahoma newspaper, published an editorial on March 3, 2010, discussing the issue, and agreeing to an extent with Benges claims. According to the editorial, "Now, placing state questions on the ballot — either through the Legislature or through an initiative petition drive—is an all-American, time-honored process that no one would favor abolishing. Some issues—constitutional ones, for example—can only be decided through this process. But it's possible to have too much of a good thing, and Benge is on to something."[1]

See also

Ballotpedia News

References