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Ballot Measures

2009 Ballot Measures

 
 

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
 
 

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1A: Stabilizes State Budget. Reforms California Budget Process. Limits State Spending. Increases "Rainy Day" Budget Stabilization Fund. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 4: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Provide Tax Relief Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 4: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Provide Tax Relief Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 3: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 5: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 7: Constitutional Amendment: Direct Initiative and People's Veto Referendum Petitions Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 10: Allowing Board Members of Emergency Services Districts to Serve Four Years Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 7: Constitutional Amendment: Direct Initiative and People's Veto Referendum Petitions Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 10: Allowing Board Members of Emergency Services Districts to Serve Four Years Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 9: Establishing a Right to Use and Access Public Beaches Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 11: Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Taking Property for Public Purposes Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 5: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act Passed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 5: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act Passed
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 9: Establishing a Right to Use and Access Public Beaches Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 3: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws Failed
 
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Failed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed
 
 

Executive Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 10: Allowing Board Members of Emergency Services Districts to Serve Four Years Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 11: Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Taking Property for Public Purposes Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 7: Constitutional Amendment: Direct Initiative and People's Veto Referendum Petitions Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 10: Allowing Board Members of Emergency Services Districts to Serve Four Years Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 9: Establishing a Right to Use and Access Public Beaches Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 11: Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Taking Property for Public Purposes Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1A: Stabilizes State Budget. Reforms California Budget Process. Limits State Spending. Increases "Rainy Day" Budget Stabilization Fund. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 4: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Provide Tax Relief Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 4: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Provide Tax Relief Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Initiative 1033: Initiative Measure No. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue. Failed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 5: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act Passed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 9: Establishing a Right to Use and Access Public Beaches Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 11: Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Taking Property for Public Purposes Passed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
 
 

Marriage, Family, and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 1: People's Veto: An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom Passed
 
 

Military Personnel

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
 
 

Science

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
 
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 1: People's Veto: An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
 
 

Social

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 5: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 1: People's Veto: An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 1: People's Veto: An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom Passed
 
 

Stem Cell Research

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
 
 

Technology and Communication

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 6: Bond Issue: Transportation Bonds Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1A: Stabilizes State Budget. Reforms California Budget Process. Limits State Spending. Increases "Rainy Day" Budget Stabilization Fund. Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 6: Bond Issue: Transportation Bonds Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
 
 

Unemployed and Low-Income

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
 
 

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
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