Arguments pro and con in ballot measure voter guides

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Arguments pro and con
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Arguments pro and con in ballot measure voter guides are a section of voter guides that make the case for a "yes" vote and for a "no" vote.

Pro and con argument key points are sometimes gathered impartially by the state agency publishing the voter guide, but more often submitted by support and opposition for direct publication. Some states will publish multiple submissions from various citizens, while others will only publish one from each side. Several states even allow for argument rebuttals.

In those states that do publish a "pro and con' section, there is usually:

  • A word limit
  • A precisely-defined process for collecting the pro and con arguments.

States with pro and con arguments in voter guides

States that have had pro and con arguments listed in a voter guide include:

2012

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Maine (Section included, but none filed)
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota (Links only)[1]
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New
  • Ohio (Issue 2 only)
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington

2011

  • Colorado
  • Maine (Section included, but none filed)
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Washington

2010

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington

2009

  • California
  • Maine (Section included, but none filed)
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Washington

See also

References

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