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===Proposals===
 
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''List proposals here!''
 
''List proposals here!''
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* Something along the lines of "law making" or "Legislative process." The closest categories we have for these kind of measures would be Administration of government and State legislatures measures. Some examples:
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** [[California Proposition 7, Wartime Disaster Laws (1958)]]
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** [[Florida Constitutional Amendment Method, Amendment 5 (1948)]]
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** [[Florida Laws, Amendment 3 (1950)]]
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** [[Nebraska Session Law Publication, Amendment 7A (May 1998)]]
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** [[Washington Time for Laws to go into Effect, Amendment (1912)]]
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** [[Wisconsin Amending Constitution Amendment, Question 1 (1914)]]
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** [[Wisconsin Special Legislation Amendment, Question 1 (1871)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 21:33, 18 June 2013 (CDT)
  
* [[:Privacy]], [[:Sexual rights]], [[:Privacy rights]], or something to that effect.
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===Considered: requires further discussion===
I stubbed this [[Florida Right to Intimacy (2) (2012)]] and I put it under marriage and family but I believe it to be a distinct issue.  If a general privacy catagory was to be implemented it could include possible issues like internet privacy and the like.[[User:EPrem|EPrem]] 13:16, 9 January 2012 (CST)
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* [[:Food and nutrition]] and/or [[:Food and agriculture]] or any combination of key words.
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* '''Athletics category:''' recently categorized this measure - [[Alaska_Recreation_Centers_Bond,_Proposition_3_(1972)]] under athletics but I wonder if we are missing a "Recreation center" category? Any other measures like that? [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 10:10, 21 March 2012 (CDT)
I stubbed a measure, the [[Florida Genetically Engineered Food Label Amendment (2012)]], and it seems like this would be a good category for it.[[User:EPrem|EPrem]] 10:33, 6 January 2012 (CST)
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* [[:Category:County and municipal governance]]
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* '''Libraries'''
Since it is already there and it seems like a reasonable idea. This could also be potentially be a subcategory of "administration of government".  [[User:JWilliams]]
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** [[New Mexico Library Acquisition and Construction Bonds, Bond Question B (2012)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 16:47, 10 November 2012 (CST)
  
* Proposal to change [[:Category:Animal rights]] to [[:Category:Treatment of animals]]. [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 09:07, 12 January 2012 (CST)
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* '''Science''' or '''Standards'''
 
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For future consideration
* ''Television and radio''  
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 17:40, 7 March 2012 (CST)
Probably would not be a huge category, but [[Wisconsin Public Television Advisory, Question 2 (1954)]] prompted the idea.  We could also consider expanding it further to All methods of communication. [[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 16:17, 13 January 2012 (CST)
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<s>* '''Act of dueling'''</s>
 
<s>* '''Act of dueling'''</s>
 
:[[Wisconsin Dueling and Disenfranchisement Amendment, Question 4 (April 1975)]] - I think we will find more ballot questions relating to the legality of dueling as we go back in history. [[User:JWilliams]]
 
:[[Wisconsin Dueling and Disenfranchisement Amendment, Question 4 (April 1975)]] - I think we will find more ballot questions relating to the legality of dueling as we go back in history. [[User:JWilliams]]
 
:: If this is to be implemented a different category name may be required. On our law pages we often refer to "dueling measures" which some may confusing with measures about dueling. [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 13:33, 30 December 2011 (CST)
 
:: If this is to be implemented a different category name may be required. On our law pages we often refer to "dueling measures" which some may confusing with measures about dueling. [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 13:33, 30 December 2011 (CST)
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<s>'''Athletics'''</s>
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** [[Montana IR-6, Establishment of the Athletic Commission (1914)]]
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** [[Washington Public Stadium Authority, Referred Bill 48 (June 1997)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 20:05, 21 February 2012 (CST)
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<s>'''Banking'''</s>  --> as a subtopic to business regulation
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** [[North Dakota Indemnify Depositers for Bank Loss Issue (1928)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 12:32, 21 February 2012 (CST)
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<s>* '''Census'''</s>
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Relating to state census (not necessarily redistricting)
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** [[Florida State Census, Amendment 2 (1950)]]
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** [[Massachusetts State Census for Redistricting Repeal Amendment, Question 1 (1990)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 23:56, 3 May 2013 (CDT)
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<s>* '''Civil and Criminal Trials'''</s>
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as a new category, to separate anything trial related from [[State judiciary on the ballot|State judiciary]] (relating to specifically to judges and structure of state courts]], and [[Law enforcement on the ballot|law enforcement]] (relating more to police and crime). Examples include:
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** [[Ohio Criminal Trial Expert Testimony, Amendment 15 (September 1912)]]
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** [[Oregon Person Convicted Of Certain Crimes Cannot Serve On Grand Juries or Criminal Trial Juries Ballot Measure 75 (1999)]]
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** [[Pennsylvania Joint Resolution 2, Right to Trial by Jury (1998)]]
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** [[Wisconsin Civil Case Trial by Jury Amendment, Question 2 (1924)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)
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<s>* '''Civil Service'''</s>
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as a new category or sub-category of [[Administration of government on the ballot|Administration of Government]].  Examples include:
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** [[Ohio Civil Service, Amendment 37 (September 1912)]]
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** [[Colorado Question 2, State Civil Service (1916)]]
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** [[North Dakota Civil Service Issue (1938)]]
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** [[Washington Civil Service for Sheriff's Employees, Initiative 23 (1958)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)
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<s>* '''County and municipal governance'''</s>
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Since it is already there and it seems like a reasonable idea. This could also be potentially be a subcategory of "administration of government".  [[User:JWilliams]]
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** Sounds good! [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 15:44, 3 February 2012 (CST)
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<s>* '''Definition of a corporation'''</s>
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** [[:Category:Definition of a corporation]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 14:23, 20 October 2012 (CDT)
  
 
<s>* '''Economic development'''</s>
 
<s>* '''Economic development'''</s>
 
:[[Rhode Island Question 4, Quonset Point/Davisville Bonds (2002)]] (Do you mean economic development as in "ballot measures that are designed to try to promote or sustain some level of economic activity, new jobs, etc.?  If so, there are other bond measures like that, for example, [[Maine Job Creation Bond Act, Question 6 (1996)]], so that could be a good category. [[User:Leslie Graves|Leslie Graves]]) (Yep, that's what I had in mind. Saw a number of these in RI. - [[User:TylerM]])
 
:[[Rhode Island Question 4, Quonset Point/Davisville Bonds (2002)]] (Do you mean economic development as in "ballot measures that are designed to try to promote or sustain some level of economic activity, new jobs, etc.?  If so, there are other bond measures like that, for example, [[Maine Job Creation Bond Act, Question 6 (1996)]], so that could be a good category. [[User:Leslie Graves|Leslie Graves]]) (Yep, that's what I had in mind. Saw a number of these in RI. - [[User:TylerM]])
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<s>* '''Food and agriculture'''</s>
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I stubbed a measure, the [[Florida Genetically Engineered Food Label Amendment (2012)]], and it seems like this would be a good category for it.[[User:EPrem|EPrem]] 10:33, 6 January 2012 (CST)
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: I like the [[:Food and agriculture]] idea. I've seen some measures relating to farming.  We may also see measures regarding genetics in general in the future. [[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 16:29, 13 January 2012 (CST)
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** To be created: [[:Category:Food and agriculture]] [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)
  
 
<s>* '''History, Culture, and the Arts'''</s>
 
<s>* '''History, Culture, and the Arts'''</s>
 
:[[Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum Bonds, Question 5 (2000)]] (We should have a category like this, because there are multiple such ballot measures. [[User:Leslie Graves|Leslie Graves]])
 
:[[Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum Bonds, Question 5 (2000)]] (We should have a category like this, because there are multiple such ballot measures. [[User:Leslie Graves|Leslie Graves]])
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<s>* '''Lottery'''</s>
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This would be a subtopic of Gambling focusing specifically on state lottery issues.
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 15:03, 6 February 2013 (CST)
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<s>* '''Media'''</s>
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Probably would not be a huge category, but [[Wisconsin Public Television Advisory, Question 2 (1954)]] prompted the idea.  Also found [[Utah Initiative A (1984)]]. We could also consider expanding it further to All methods of communication. [[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 16:17, 13 January 2012 (CST)
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** A category could be created called something like [[:Category:Communications]][[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)
  
 
<s>* '''Nuclear issues'''</s>
 
<s>* '''Nuclear issues'''</s>
 
Change [[Nuclear weapons/facilities/waste on the ballot]] to "Nuclear issues on the ballot" [[User:JWilliams]]
 
Change [[Nuclear weapons/facilities/waste on the ballot]] to "Nuclear issues on the ballot" [[User:JWilliams]]
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<s>* '''Public Works'''</s>
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as a new category, to separate ambiguity in public building and maintenance that may or may not be related to the topic [[Transportation on the ballot|transportation]]. Examples include
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** [[Ohio Board of Public Works Abolition, Amendment 31 (September 1912)]]
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** [[Ohio Referred Issue 2, Superintendent of Public Works Act (1974)]]
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** [[California Proposition 35, Private Vendors Allowed for Public Works Projects (2000)]]
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** [[Oregon Repeals Prevailing Rate Wage Requirement on Public Works, Ballot Measure 12 (1994)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)
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<s>* '''Prisons'''</s>
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as a new category relating to prisons. Example measures:
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** [[Ohio Prison Contract Labor Abolition, Amendment 17 (September 1912)]]
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** [[Oregon Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences, Measure 61 (2008)]]
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** [[California Proposition 17, Bonds for New Prison Construction (1984)]]
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** [[Oklahoma Question 724, No Pay for State Legislators While In Prison (2006)]]
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** [[Colorado Prison Spending, Referendum A (1995)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)
  
 
<s>* '''Recall measures'''</s>
 
<s>* '''Recall measures'''</s>
 
:[[New Jersey Right of Recall, Public Question 1 (1993)]][[User:JWilliams]]
 
:[[New Jersey Right of Recall, Public Question 1 (1993)]][[User:JWilliams]]
 
:: We currently have a category called "recall measures." You can find that [[:Category:Recall measures|here.]] ([[List of ballot measures by topic|needs to be added to the list of topics]]) Is this what you were looking for? [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 12:10, 30 December 2011 (CST)
 
:: We currently have a category called "recall measures." You can find that [[:Category:Recall measures|here.]] ([[List of ballot measures by topic|needs to be added to the list of topics]]) Is this what you were looking for? [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 12:10, 30 December 2011 (CST)
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<s>Change [[Salaries of elected officials on the ballot]] to '''Salaries of government officials'''</s>
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* Sometimes it is ambiguous if official under question is elected or not.
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 01:54, 5 June 2013 (CDT)
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<s>'''State Capitals'''</s> --> Maybe as a subtopic for [[:Category:Administration of government]]
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**[[Alaska Capital Site Selection (1976)]]
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**[[Oklahoma Initiative 7 (1910)]]
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[[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 19:38, 15 February 2012 (CST)
  
 
<s>* '''State executive officers measures'''</s>
 
<s>* '''State executive officers measures'''</s>
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<s>* '''Statehood'''</s>
 
<s>* '''Statehood'''</s>
 
:[[Wisconsin Repeal of Obsolete Provisions Relating to Transition to Statehood Amendment, Question 7 (1982)]] As we dig back into history, we might find more amendments from states relating to their statehood. [[User:JWilliams]]
 
:[[Wisconsin Repeal of Obsolete Provisions Relating to Transition to Statehood Amendment, Question 7 (1982)]] As we dig back into history, we might find more amendments from states relating to their statehood. [[User:JWilliams]]
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<s>* '''Time standards'''</s>
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Change [[Daylight Savings Time on the ballot]] to "Time standards on the ballot" [[User:JWilliams]]
  
 
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:*Good point, should probably stay. [[User:TylerM]]
 
:*Good point, should probably stay. [[User:TylerM]]
  
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* Proposal to change [[:Category:Animal rights]] to [[:Category:Treatment of animals]]. [[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 09:07, 12 January 2012 (CST)
  
==Old==
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* ''Term lengths''
=== Ballot measure deletions ===
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I have come across a number of amendments relating to term lengths (2 years vs 4 years) which seems different to that [[:Category:Term limits]].  For example [[Vermont Four-Year Terms for State Constitutional Officers (1974)]] [[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 10:32, 20 January 2012 (CST)
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** The description of the category should be updated to include "term lengths"[[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)
  
I have deleted all of the ballot measures contained within these lists that are "Page does not exist" status and I've deleted the ballot measures that do not contain an outcome of the election. If one would like to put the ballot measure back on the list, please create the article for the measure and/or update the outcome of the election status.--[[User:Johnwynnejr|Johnwynnejr]] 13:46, 5 February 2010 (CST)
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* [[:Privacy]], [[:Sexual rights]], [[:Privacy rights]], or something to that effect.
 
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I stubbed this [[Florida Right to Intimacy (2) (2012)]] and I put it under marriage and family but I believe it to be a distinct issue. If a general privacy catagory was to be implemented it could include possible issues like internet privacy and the like.[[User:EPrem|EPrem]] 13:16, 9 January 2012 (CST)
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:That measure would seem to me to be a subtopic of [[:Category:Civil rights]] in particular, as well as fit into [[:Category:Obscenity]], and [[:Category:LGBT issues]] [[User:JWilliams|JWilliams]] 16:29, 13 January 2012 (CST)
 
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::I too thought it may be a subtopic of civil rights, however, it did not seem to fall into our definition of what constitutes a Civil Rights issue, but if it does then I would be happy to put it there. I do not think that it should be categorized under obscenity though, simply because it is not about what can be done in public or displayed in anyway, but in fact has to do precisely with privacy.[[User:EPrem|EPrem]] 16:54, 27 January 2012 (CST)
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::: I think this fits under "civil rights." Description for "civil rights" should be updated.[[User:BaileyL|BaileyL]] 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)
 
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This logo needs to be changed to a blue symbol and an orange "ISSUES" and be in the same format as "BALLOTPEDIA" is written here. I'll work it.  
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I don't believe that the <nowiki>{|bmblists}}</nowiki> should be to the right of the boxes of lists. Although I do believe <nowiki>{{bmlists}}</nowiki> or its contents should be at the bottom of the article.--[[User:Johnwynnejr|Johnwynnejr]] 08:44, 8 September 2010 (CDT)
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* [[List of ballot measures by topic]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Charts]]
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* [[Help:List of Ballotpedia topic categories]]

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JWilliams 21:33, 18 June 2013 (CDT)

Considered: requires further discussion

JWilliams 16:47, 10 November 2012 (CST)

  • Science or Standards

For future consideration JWilliams 17:40, 7 March 2012 (CST)

Considered: to be created

Considered: created

* Act of dueling

Wisconsin Dueling and Disenfranchisement Amendment, Question 4 (April 1975) - I think we will find more ballot questions relating to the legality of dueling as we go back in history. User:JWilliams
If this is to be implemented a different category name may be required. On our law pages we often refer to "dueling measures" which some may confusing with measures about dueling. BaileyL 13:33, 30 December 2011 (CST)

Athletics

JWilliams 20:05, 21 February 2012 (CST)

Banking --> as a subtopic to business regulation

JWilliams 12:32, 21 February 2012 (CST)

* Census Relating to state census (not necessarily redistricting)

JWilliams 23:56, 3 May 2013 (CDT)

* Civil and Criminal Trials as a new category, to separate anything trial related from State judiciary (relating to specifically to judges and structure of state courts]], and law enforcement (relating more to police and crime). Examples include:

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* Civil Service as a new category or sub-category of Administration of Government. Examples include:

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* County and municipal governance Since it is already there and it seems like a reasonable idea. This could also be potentially be a subcategory of "administration of government". User:JWilliams

    • Sounds good! BaileyL 15:44, 3 February 2012 (CST)

* Definition of a corporation

JWilliams 14:23, 20 October 2012 (CDT)

* Economic development

Rhode Island Question 4, Quonset Point/Davisville Bonds (2002) (Do you mean economic development as in "ballot measures that are designed to try to promote or sustain some level of economic activity, new jobs, etc.? If so, there are other bond measures like that, for example, Maine Job Creation Bond Act, Question 6 (1996), so that could be a good category. Leslie Graves) (Yep, that's what I had in mind. Saw a number of these in RI. - User:TylerM)

* Food and agriculture I stubbed a measure, the Florida Genetically Engineered Food Label Amendment (2012), and it seems like this would be a good category for it.EPrem 10:33, 6 January 2012 (CST)

I like the Food and agriculture idea. I've seen some measures relating to farming. We may also see measures regarding genetics in general in the future. JWilliams 16:29, 13 January 2012 (CST)

* History, Culture, and the Arts

Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum Bonds, Question 5 (2000) (We should have a category like this, because there are multiple such ballot measures. Leslie Graves)

* Lottery This would be a subtopic of Gambling focusing specifically on state lottery issues. JWilliams 15:03, 6 February 2013 (CST)

* Media Probably would not be a huge category, but Wisconsin Public Television Advisory, Question 2 (1954) prompted the idea. Also found Utah Initiative A (1984). We could also consider expanding it further to All methods of communication. JWilliams 16:17, 13 January 2012 (CST)

* Nuclear issues Change Nuclear weapons/facilities/waste on the ballot to "Nuclear issues on the ballot" User:JWilliams

* Public Works as a new category, to separate ambiguity in public building and maintenance that may or may not be related to the topic transportation. Examples include

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* Prisons as a new category relating to prisons. Example measures:

JWilliams 13:14, 20 August 2012 (CDT)

* Recall measures

New Jersey Right of Recall, Public Question 1 (1993)User:JWilliams
We currently have a category called "recall measures." You can find that here. (needs to be added to the list of topics) Is this what you were looking for? BaileyL 12:10, 30 December 2011 (CST)

Change Salaries of elected officials on the ballot to Salaries of government officials

  • Sometimes it is ambiguous if official under question is elected or not.

JWilliams 01:54, 5 June 2013 (CDT)

State Capitals --> Maybe as a subtopic for Category:Administration of government

JWilliams 19:38, 15 February 2012 (CST)

* State executive officers measures

New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Amendment, Question 1 (2005) User:JWilliams

* Statehood

Wisconsin Repeal of Obsolete Provisions Relating to Transition to Statehood Amendment, Question 7 (1982) As we dig back into history, we might find more amendments from states relating to their statehood. User:JWilliams

* Time standards Change Daylight Savings Time on the ballot to "Time standards on the ballot" User:JWilliams

Considered: no further action needed

  • State legislatures measures
None of the others have "measures" in the category. Seems redundant.
  • Actually, there is "Direct democracy measures" and "Redistricting measures". More importantly, while I agree it sounds awkward, I think it was originally created to differentiate the ballot measures regarding state legislatures from the State legislature project. User:JWilliams
  • Good point, should probably stay. User:TylerM
  • Term lengths

I have come across a number of amendments relating to term lengths (2 years vs 4 years) which seems different to that Category:Term limits. For example Vermont Four-Year Terms for State Constitutional Officers (1974) JWilliams 10:32, 20 January 2012 (CST)

    • The description of the category should be updated to include "term lengths"BaileyL 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)

I stubbed this Florida Right to Intimacy (2) (2012) and I put it under marriage and family but I believe it to be a distinct issue. If a general privacy catagory was to be implemented it could include possible issues like internet privacy and the like.EPrem 13:16, 9 January 2012 (CST)

That measure would seem to me to be a subtopic of Category:Civil rights in particular, as well as fit into Category:Obscenity, and Category:LGBT issues JWilliams 16:29, 13 January 2012 (CST)
I too thought it may be a subtopic of civil rights, however, it did not seem to fall into our definition of what constitutes a Civil Rights issue, but if it does then I would be happy to put it there. I do not think that it should be categorized under obscenity though, simply because it is not about what can be done in public or displayed in anyway, but in fact has to do precisely with privacy.EPrem 16:54, 27 January 2012 (CST)
I think this fits under "civil rights." Description for "civil rights" should be updated.BaileyL 15:42, 3 February 2012 (CST)

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