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Ballot Measures

2008 Ballot Measures

 
 

Abortion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 48: An amendment to the Colorado constitution defining the term "person" to include any human being from the moment of fertilization as "person" is used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
 
 

Abortion and Reproductive

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 48: An amendment to the Colorado constitution defining the term "person" to include any human being from the moment of fertilization as "person" is used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
 
 

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft Failed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 3: Act to Protect Greyhounds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
 
 

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
 
 

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 1: Transportation Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New York Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 2: An Amendment Providing that Appropriation Bills Are Valid for One Fiscal Year; to Require the General Assembly to Meet in Fiscal Session during Even-Numbered Years; and to Set Length of Sessions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 300: State Legislators' Salaries Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
June 10, 2008 Maine Bond Question: Bond Issue for Natural Resource, Agricultural and Transportation Infrastructure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Constitutional Amendment 44: Allow Up To 25 Percent of Certain Public Funds to be Invested in Private Corporate Capital Stock Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum M: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Land Value Increase Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 1: Small Government Act to End the Income Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 4: Amends the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 to Authorizing the Legislature to Comply with Federal Law or Interstate Agreements Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 3: Requirements for Property and Sales Tax Exemptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 59: Creates an Unlimited Deduction for Federal Income Taxes on Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-Tax Returns Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 201: Homeowners' Bill of Rights Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 5: Referendum on Legislation Making Changes to Check Cashing, Lending, Sometimes Known as "Pay Lending," Fees, Interest rates, and Practices Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 5: Referendum on Legislation Making Changes to Check Cashing, Lending, Sometimes Known as "Pay Lending," Fees, Interest rates, and Practices Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 1: Term Limits for Members of Certain Boards and Commissions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 2: Establishing a Sensible Marijuana Policy for the Commonwealth Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 1: A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 10: Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 1A: Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 3: An Act establishing a program of public funding for campaigns for state elected offices, to be known as the Alaska Clean Elections Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 1: An Amendment Concerning Voting, Qualifications of Voters and Election Officers, and the Time of Holding General Elections Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 93: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 54: Campaign Contributions from Certain Government Contractors Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum O: Initiative Petition Requirements Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Iowa Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland SB 1: Early Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: School Board Membership and Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: School Elections Held with Non-partisan Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 1: Amend Nevada Constitution (Voter Eligibility) Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 1: To Provide for Earlier Filing Deadlines for Statewide Ballot Issues Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 65: Changes General Election Nomination Processes for Major/Minor Party, Independent Candidates for Most Partisan Offices Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 64: Penalizes Person, Entity for Using Funds Collected with Public Resource for Political Purpose Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 10: South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Legislative Apportionment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Initiative Petition Signatures Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 1: An Amendment Concerning Voting, Qualifications of Voters and Election Officers, and the Time of Holding General Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Iowa Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 1: Amend Nevada Constitution (Voter Eligibility) Failed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 102: Marriage Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 93: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 91: Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum L: Age Qualification for Serving in General Assembly Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut Constitutional Convention Question: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 1: Relating to Property Rights/Ineligible Aliens Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 3: To authorize the creation of special Infrastructure Development Districts providing infrastructure to underserved areas. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Amendment Age Qualification for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Iowa Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Illinois Constitutional Convention: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 2: Convening of a Special Session of the Legislature Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 3: Temporary Succession of a Legislator Called to Active Duty in the Armed Services of the United States Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 5: Transfer of the Special Assessment Level to New Property Purchased to Replace Expropriated Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1: English as the Official Language Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Constitutional Amendment 44: Allow Up To 25 Percent of Certain Public Funds to be Invested in Private Corporate Capital Stock Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Initiative Measure 424: Affirmative Action Ban Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Confirmation of Heads of Cabinet Level Departments and Agencies Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Filling a Vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Midterm Salary Increases for County Officers Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: School Board Membership and Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: School Elections Held with Non-partisan Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 2: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 1: To Provide for Earlier Filing Deadlines for Statewide Ballot Issues Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment J: Eliminate term limits for legislators Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment I: Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment G: Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Legislative Apportionment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Legislative Sessions (SJR 12) Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Resolution Revising Executive Officer Succession Provisions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Initiative Petition Signatures Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Oath of Office Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 99: Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 9: Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Pending
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 2: Establishing a Sensible Marijuana Policy for the Commonwealth Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 1: A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions Passed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 2: Establishing a Sensible Marijuana Policy for the Commonwealth Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 1: A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions Passed
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: School Board Membership and Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: School Elections Held with Non-partisan Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 60: Teacher "Classroom Performance," Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; "Most Qualified" Teachers Retained, Regardless of Seniority Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 1: Term Limits for Members of Certain Boards and Commissions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
 
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 202: Prohibiting Employers from Intentionally or Knowingly Employing an Unauthorized Alien Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 57: Additional Remedies for Injured Employees Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 55: Allowable Reasons for Employee Discharge or Suspension Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 4: Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Initiative Measure 424: Affirmative Action Ban Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New York Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 10: Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 7: Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 10: Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 1A: Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft Failed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Question 1: Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal, and Pollution Abatement Facilities Financing Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
 
 

Executive Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Amendment Age Qualification for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Confirmation of Heads of Cabinet Level Departments and Agencies Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Filling a Vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Resolution Revising Executive Officer Succession Provisions Passed
 
 

Federal, State and Local Relations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Alabama Blount County Annexation Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 3: Act to Protect Greyhounds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: An Act to Allow a Casino in Oxford County Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Alabama Utilities in Tuskegee Amendment 6 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 49: Allowable Government Paycheck Deductions Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Amendment Age Qualification for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Illinois Constitutional Convention: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 1: Term Limits for Members of Certain Boards and Commissions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1: English as the Official Language Passed
June 10, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Appointment of Legislators to State Office Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 4: Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Confirmation of Heads of Cabinet Level Departments and Agencies Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Filling a Vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Midterm Salary Increases for County Officers Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 2: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 64: Penalizes Person, Entity for Using Funds Collected with Public Resource for Political Purpose Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 10: South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Legislative Sessions (SJR 12) Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Resolution Revising Executive Officer Succession Provisions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Initiative Petition Signatures Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Oath of Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 102: Marriage Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 93: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 91: Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum L: Age Qualification for Serving in General Assembly Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut Constitutional Convention Question: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 1: Relating to Property Rights/Ineligible Aliens Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 3: To authorize the creation of special Infrastructure Development Districts providing infrastructure to underserved areas. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Amendment Age Qualification for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Iowa Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Illinois Constitutional Convention: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 2: Convening of a Special Session of the Legislature Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 3: Temporary Succession of a Legislator Called to Active Duty in the Armed Services of the United States Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 5: Transfer of the Special Assessment Level to New Property Purchased to Replace Expropriated Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1: English as the Official Language Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Constitutional Amendment 44: Allow Up To 25 Percent of Certain Public Funds to be Invested in Private Corporate Capital Stock Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Initiative Measure 424: Affirmative Action Ban Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Confirmation of Heads of Cabinet Level Departments and Agencies Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Filling a Vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Midterm Salary Increases for County Officers Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: School Board Membership and Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: School Elections Held with Non-partisan Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 2: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 1: To Provide for Earlier Filing Deadlines for Statewide Ballot Issues Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment J: Eliminate term limits for legislators Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment I: Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment G: Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Legislative Apportionment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Legislative Sessions (SJR 12) Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Resolution Revising Executive Officer Succession Provisions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Initiative Petition Signatures Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Oath of Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New York Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Rainy Day Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 2: An Amendment Providing that Appropriation Bills Are Valid for One Fiscal Year; to Require the General Assembly to Meet in Fiscal Session during Even-Numbered Years; and to Set Length of Sessions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 300: State Legislators' Salaries Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
June 10, 2008 Maine Bond Question: Bond Issue for Natural Resource, Agricultural and Transportation Infrastructure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Constitutional Amendment 44: Allow Up To 25 Percent of Certain Public Funds to be Invested in Private Corporate Capital Stock Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 1: Voters to Approve State Authority Bonds Payable from State Appropriations Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment E: Stock and Bond Subscriptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 105: Relating to Initiative Measures and Requiring that Any Mandatory Tax or Spending Increase Be Enacted by a Majority of Qualified Electors Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum M: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Land Value Increase Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 1: Small Government Act to End the Income Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Oil Tax Trust Fund Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Changing the Powers of Municipalities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 4: Amends the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 to Authorizing the Legislature to Comply with Federal Law or Interstate Agreements Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 3: Requirements for Property and Sales Tax Exemptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 59: Creates an Unlimited Deduction for Federal Income Taxes on Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-Tax Returns Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
 
 

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft Failed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Permit Human Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 2: Establishing a Sensible Marijuana Policy for the Commonwealth Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 1: A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions Passed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Alabama Blount County Annexation Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 201: Homeowners' Bill of Rights Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax Passed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 99: Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum M: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Land Value Increase Passed
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 1: Relating to Property Rights/Ineligible Aliens Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 5: Transfer of the Special Assessment Level to New Property Purchased to Replace Expropriated Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 2: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 3: Requirements for Property and Sales Tax Exemptions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
 
 

Immigration

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 202: Prohibiting Employers from Intentionally or Knowingly Employing an Unauthorized Alien Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 1: Relating to Property Rights/Ineligible Aliens Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
 
 

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
 
 

Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
 
 

Labor Unions

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 47: Colorado Right to Work Amendment Failed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 2: An Amendment Providing that Appropriation Bills Are Valid for One Fiscal Year; to Require the General Assembly to Meet in Fiscal Session during Even-Numbered Years; and to Set Length of Sessions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 300: State Legislators' Salaries Failed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 93: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 11: Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum L: Age Qualification for Serving in General Assembly Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 2: Convening of a Special Session of the Legislature Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 3: Temporary Succession of a Legislator Called to Active Duty in the Armed Services of the United States Passed
June 10, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Appointment of Legislators to State Office Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 4: Amends the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 to Authorizing the Legislature to Comply with Federal Law or Interstate Agreements Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment J: Eliminate term limits for legislators Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment I: Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment G: Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Legislative Apportionment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Legislative Sessions (SJR 12) Passed
 
 

Marriage, Family, and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2: Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 102: Marriage Passed
 
 

Military Personnel

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 3: Temporary Succession of a Legislator Called to Active Duty in the Armed Services of the United States Passed
 
 

Science

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
 
 

Senior Citizens

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
 
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 102: Marriage Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2: Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Passed
 
 

Social

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 2: Establishing a Sensible Marijuana Policy for the Commonwealth Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 1: A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 102: Marriage Passed
 
 

Stem Cell Research

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Permit Human Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan Passed
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alaska Bond Question: Bonds for Transportation Projects Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 91: Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 10: Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 1A: Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 1: Transportation Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 985: Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Alabama Utilities in Tuskegee Amendment 6 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Question 1: Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal, and Pollution Abatement Facilities Financing Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 3: To authorize the creation of special Infrastructure Development Districts providing infrastructure to underserved areas. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Bond Issue: Bonds for Water Projects Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 2: Library Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
 
 

Unemployed and Low-Income

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
 
 

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New York Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
 
 

Women

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
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