Election SnapshotBallot Measures

Elections 2011Ballot Measures
Updated: 11/9/2011

Six states (Colorado, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington) had policy questions on their ballots this year. Current hot-topic subjects include: tax reform measures, casino gaming, and mortgage reform.

ARQuestion1Establishes additonal special taxes on diesel fuel.LINKPASS
LAAmendment1Assesses a four-cent sales tax with proceeds dedicated to the college funds.LINKPASS
LAAmendment3Protect Patients Compensation Fund from being raided for general funds.LINKPASS
LAAmendment4Re-works repayment of rainy day fund during tight budget years.LINKFAIL
LAAmendment5Allows New Orleans to offer property without a minimum bid at a tax sale under certain circumstances.LINKFAIL
LAAmendment2Require budget surplusses to be utilized to reduce pension debt.LINKPASS
MEQuestion1Repeals 2011 P.L. Ch.399 requiring new voters to register two business days prior to the election.LINKPASS
MEQuestion3Allows a casino in Lewiston.LINKFAIL
MEQuestion2Allows slot machine facilities at a harness racing track in Biddeford and Washington Co.LINKFAIL
MEQuestion4Changes the years of redistricting from a year ending in 3 to a year ending in 1.LINKPASS
MSInitiative26Redefines "personhood" in include fetuses fron conception onward.LINKFAIL
MSInitiative27Requires voters to show proper identification when voting.LINKPASS
MSInitiative31Prohibits eminent domain.LINKPASS
NJPublic Question1Enables legislature to allow sports wagering at casinos and racetracks.LINKPASS
OHIssue1Raises maximum judicial election/appointment age from 70 to 75.LINKFAIL
OHIssue2Sustains SB 5, curtailing public sector union collective bargaining rights.LINKFAIL
OHIssue3Prohibits mandatory purchase of health care.LINKPASS
TXProposition2Provides for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board up to $6 billion.LINKPASS
TXProposition3Provides for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the State of Texas to finance educational loans to students.LINKPASS
TXProposition4Authorizes the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area.LINKFAIL
TXProposition5Authorizes the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties.LINKPASS
TXProposition6Clarifies references to the permanent school fund.LINKPASS
TXProposition7Authorizes the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes.LINKFAIL
TXProposition8Provides for appraisals for ad valorem tax purposes.LINKFAIL
TXProposition9Authorizes the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.LINKPASS
TXProposition10Changes the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.LINKPASS
TXProposition1Authorizes the legislature to provide for an exemption from certain ad valorem taxation. LINKPASS
WAInitiative1125Prohibits the use of motor vehicle fund revenue and vehicle toll revenue for non-transportation purposes.LINKFAIL
WAInitiative1163Reinstates background checks, training, and other requirements for long-term care workers and providers.LINKPASS
WAInitiative1183Closes state liquor stores and sells their assets; licenses private parties to sell and distribute spirits.LINKPASS
WASJR8205Removes inoperative provision from state constitution regarding residency requiremtns to vote for president and vice-president. LINKPASS
WASJR8206Requires the legislature to transfer additional moneys to the budget stabilization account in each fiscal biennium in which the state has received “extraordinary revenue growth.”LINKPASS