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Arizona's Proposition 108 makes a reappearing act on the ballot

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August 12, 2010

PHOENIX, Arizona: In another turn of events surrounding Arizona's Proposition 108, Arizona lawmakers re-sent the proposal back to the ballot, after the measure was taken off originally by a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge. The measure would extend the right of Arizonans to use a secret ballot in union organizing votes and in public votes. Judge Robert Oberbillig had previously ruled that the measure violated Arizona's single subject rule, deciding that public votes and union votes were not "sufficiently or logically related to one another." The judge also stated that the Arizona Constitution already required secret ballot for public elections. The measure was then removed from the ballot in late June.[1]

Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer then called lawmakers back into special legislative session to discuss the measure, and to alter it to make it constitutional, in order to place the measure on the ballot again. On August 10, 2010, the legislature advanced the measure, leaving a final vote scheduled for August 11, 2010. The measure was re-sent to the ballot on August 11, 2010 after the Arizona House and the Arizona Senate voted to have the measure placed on the general election ballot for voters to decide.[2][3]

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