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{{pt1}} [[2014 ballot measures|2014]] {{pt2}} [[2012 ballot measures|2012]] {{pt3}}{{2013template}}'''Twenty-six ballot questions''' are [[Ballotpedia's Tuesday Count for 2013|certified]] for a spot on '''five statewide ballots''' in [[BC2013|2013]] as of [[BC2013#September|September 5, 2013]]. Proposed measures can be found [[Potential 2013 ballot measures|here.]]
 
{{pt1}} [[2014 ballot measures|2014]] {{pt2}} [[2012 ballot measures|2012]] {{pt3}}{{2013template}}'''Twenty-six ballot questions''' are [[Ballotpedia's Tuesday Count for 2013|certified]] for a spot on '''five statewide ballots''' in [[BC2013|2013]] as of [[BC2013#September|September 5, 2013]]. Proposed measures can be found [[Potential 2013 ballot measures|here.]]
  
So far, '''six''' states have been identified as having the potential to see measures on the ballot in 2013: [[Colorado 2013 ballot measures|Colorado]], [[New Jersey 2013 ballot measures|New Jersey]], [[New York 2013 ballot measures|New York]], [[Ohio 2013 ballot measures|Ohio]], [[Texas 2013 ballot measures|Texas]], and [[Washington 2013 ballot measures|Washington]]. All of the [[Petition drive deadlines, 2013|signature petition deadlines]] have passed, meaning that no new initiatives can appear on the ballot. The only exception is Colorado, as its filing deadline was Monday, August 5. One measure, a [[Colorado Funding for Public Schools Initiative (2013)|Public School Funding Initiative]], filed more than the required number of signatures, and they received enough valid signatures to put it on the ballot, provided the [[Colorado Secretary of State]] certifies the measure. Historically, elections on odd-numbered years see approximately forty-five measures on average; there were [[2011 ballot measures|thirty-four in 2011]]. Initiatives that have already filed signatures and are pending certification can be found {{#switchtablink:Signatures filed|here|Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013}}.
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So far, '''six''' states have been identified as having the potential to see measures on the ballot in 2013: [[Colorado 2013 ballot measures|Colorado]], [[New Jersey 2013 ballot measures|New Jersey]], [[New York 2013 ballot measures|New York]], [[Ohio 2013 ballot measures|Ohio]], [[Texas 2013 ballot measures|Texas]], and [[Washington 2013 ballot measures|Washington]]. All of the [[Petition drive deadlines, 2013|signature petition deadlines]] have passed, meaning that no new initiatives can appear on the ballot. The only exception is Colorado, as its filing deadline was Monday, August 5. One measure, a [[Colorado Funding for Public Schools, Amendment 66 (2013)|Public School Funding Initiative]], filed more than the required number of signatures, and they received enough valid signatures to put it on the ballot, provided the [[Colorado Secretary of State]] certifies the measure. Historically, elections on odd-numbered years see approximately forty-five measures on average; there were [[2011 ballot measures|thirty-four in 2011]]. Initiatives that have already filed signatures and are pending certification can be found {{#switchtablink:Signatures filed|here|Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013}}.
  
 
''This page is updated as measures are certified. In the mean time, keep an eye on [[Potential 2013 ballot measures|pending and proposed measures]] and read the [[Tuesday Count]] for weekly updates.''
 
''This page is updated as measures are certified. In the mean time, keep an eye on [[Potential 2013 ballot measures|pending and proposed measures]] and read the [[Tuesday Count]] for weekly updates.''

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Twenty-six ballot questions are certified for a spot on five statewide ballots in 2013 as of September 5, 2013. Proposed measures can be found here.

So far, six states have been identified as having the potential to see measures on the ballot in 2013: Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. All of the signature petition deadlines have passed, meaning that no new initiatives can appear on the ballot. The only exception is Colorado, as its filing deadline was Monday, August 5. One measure, a Public School Funding Initiative, filed more than the required number of signatures, and they received enough valid signatures to put it on the ballot, provided the Colorado Secretary of State certifies the measure. Historically, elections on odd-numbered years see approximately forty-five measures on average; there were thirty-four in 2011. Initiatives that have already filed signatures and are pending certification can be found here.

This page is updated as measures are certified. In the mean time, keep an eye on pending and proposed measures and read the Tuesday Count for weekly updates.

Number of measures

2013 is shaping up to be a year with an unusually low number of measures on the ballot. Going back to 1989, the average number of measures on the ballot in an odd-numbered year is slightly over 43, with about 9 states featuring ballot measures. With only 20 statewide measures on the ballot in 5 states, as of August 1, it appears that 2013 will have less than half the average number of measures on the ballot.

Year # of states with measures # of measures on ballot
2013 6 31
2011 9 34
2009 7 32
2007 9 43
2005 12 45
2003 14 67
2001 9 39
1999 16 71
1997 7 41
1995 7 33
1993 10 44
1991 5 34
1989 8 36
Averages: 9.2 42.3


By date

November 5

By state

November 5 elections:

Colorado

Colorado 2013 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition AA Taxes/Marijuana Impose a 15% excise tax and a 10% sales tax on all marijuana sales in the state Approveda
CICA Amendment 66 Taxes Raise additional taxes for funding public schools, and implement the new School Finance Act (SB 213) Defeatedd

New Jersey

New Jersey 2013 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Veterans Allows veterans' organizations to use money collected from existing games of chance to support their organizations Approveda
LRCA Public Question 2 Minimum wage Increases the state minimum wage Approveda

New York

New York 2013 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Gambling Allows casino gambling statewide Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Veterans Gives veterans with combat-related disabilities extra points when competing for civil service promotions Approveda
LRCA Proposal 3 Budgets Allows municipalities to continue exceeding their debt limits for sewage facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposal 4 Forests and parks Attempts to solve a dispute with private landowners over property in the Adirondack forest preserve Approveda
LRCA Proposal 5 Forests and parks Allows a land exchange involving the Adirondack forest preserve with NYCO Minerals Approveda
LRCA Proposal 6 State judiciary Raises the mandatory judicial retirement age in the state to 80 Defeatedd

Texas

Texas 2013 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Property tax exemption on residence for surviving spouse of armed services member killed in action Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Admin. of gov't Elimination of an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Increase in number of days that aircraft parts may be located in the state and be exempt from taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Property tax exemption for partially disabled veterans on their residence under certain conditions Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Housing Rules and regulations governing reverse mortgage loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Budgets Transfer funds from Rainy Day Fund to water projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 County governance Rules governing how to fill vacancies on governing bodies of home-rule municipalities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Healthcare Eliminate the state constitutional provision that authorizes a hospital district in Hidalgo County Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 State judiciary Expansion of types of sanctions against state court judges after disciplinary proceedings Approveda

Washington

Washington 2013 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 517 Direct democracy Penalties for harassing petition organizers, limit pre-election litigation, extend signature gathering time Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 522 Business regulation Requires labels on food offered for sale if food is made with genetic material changed Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 3 Taxes Eliminates a leasehold excise tax credit for taxpayers who lease publicly-owned property Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 4 Taxes Imposes an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 5 Taxes Extends the insurance premium tax to some insurance for pediatric oral services Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 6 Taxes Eliminates a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 7 Taxes Extends estate tax on certain property transfers and increased rates for estates over $4,000,000 Defeatedd

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