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Though 2013 ballots feature a comparatively low number of measures, there are still several that are garnering significant media attention and discussion in their respective states. [[Colorado Tax Increase for Education, Amendment 66 (2013)|Colorado's Amendment 66]] has equally long lists of both [[Colorado_Funding_for_Public_Schools,_Amendment_66_(2013)#Support|supporters]] and [[Colorado_Funding_for_Public_Schools,_Amendment_66_(2013)#Opposition|opponents]]. The measure would raise a projected to total of $950 million for funding public education by increasing the state's income tax rate. It would also allow for the implementation of the new Public School Finance Act [[[[Colorado Senate Bill 13-213, Public School Finance Act (2013)|Senate Bill 213]], which was passed by the [[Colorado Legislature|legislature]] but cannot be enacted unless Amendment 66 is approved by voters in November.
  
 
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==By date==

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Twenty-six ballot questions are certified for a spot on five statewide ballots in 2013. This is the final count for all statewide ballots.

Six states were identified as having the potential to see measures on the ballot in 2013: Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. Louisiana is another state which often features ballot measures during odd-numbered election years. Some ballot measures were slated for the 2013 ballot, but the legislature was unable to create a special election for this year. Therefore, those ballot measures were moved to the 2014 ballot.

Colorado had the latest signature petition deadline this year, which fell on Monday, August 5. However, finalizing the ballot was delayed by several weeks due to an extended signature confirmation effort for Colorado's Amendment 66. Supporters turned in 165,706 signatures by the deadline, nearly double the number required. However, after taking a random sample of 8,286 signatures, 3,641 were determined to be invalid. Supporters needed to attain a verification rate of at least 110 percent per any random sample; the sample rate from the signatures selected yielded only 107.88 percent. This triggered the tedious process of reviewing the signatures "line-by-line," delaying the official certification of the measure. Secretary of State Scott Gessler ultimately determined that 89,820 signatures were valid, thus allowing voters to decide whether or not to raise taxes in order to collect approximately $950 million for public education funding.

To read week-by-week reports detailing how the 2013 ballot came together, see the archive of Tuesday Count reports.

Number of measures

2013 turned out to be a year with an unusually low number of measures on the ballot. 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. 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


Measures of note

Though 2013 ballots feature a comparatively low number of measures, there are still several that are garnering significant media attention and discussion in their respective states. Colorado's Amendment 66 has equally long lists of both supporters and opponents. The measure would raise a projected to total of $950 million for funding public education by increasing the state's income tax rate. It would also allow for the implementation of the new Public School Finance Act [[Senate Bill 213, which was passed by the legislature but cannot be enacted unless Amendment 66 is approved by voters in November.

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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