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2012 Ballot Measures

 
 

Abortion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
 
 

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 80: Allows Personal Marijuana, Hemp Cultivation/Use Without License; Commission to Regulate Commercial Marijuana Cultivation/Sale Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho House Joint Resolution 2: Proposing a New Section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to Provide That the Rights to Hunt, Fish and Trap, Including by the Use of Traditional Methods, Are a Valued Part of the Heritage of the State of Idaho and Shall Forever be Preserved for the People and Managed Through the Laws, Rules Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment: An Act Proposing to Amend the Constitution of Kentucky Relating to Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 2: Constitutional Amendment to Establish the Right to Hunt, to Fish, and to Harvest Wildlife and That Public Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting of Wildlife is a Preferred Means of Managing and Controlling Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 81: Prohibits Commercial Non-tribal Fishing with Gillnets in Oregon "Inland Waters," Allows use of Seine Nets Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Referendum Measure No. 4: Relates to the University of North Dakota Athletic Nickname and Logo Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 7: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 7 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 121: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Initiative Relating to Direct Primary Election Law Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 28: Legislative Term Limits Reform Act of 2010 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment 65: Colorado Congressional Delegation to Support Campaign Finance Limits Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 7 (Act 870 - HB 524): Provides Filling Appointments/Vacancies on Boards/Commissions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 5: Congressional Districting Plan Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 2: Photo Identification Required for Voting Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Elimination of Annual Poll Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide That a Civil Officer is Liable to Impeachment for Misdemeanors in Pursuit of Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 2: To Create a State-Funded Commission to Draw Legislative and Congressional Districts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Carolina Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide that the Lieutenant Governor Must Be Elected Jointly with the Governor Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative No. 166: A Law Proposed By Initiative Petition Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 2: Photo Identification Required for Voting Failed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 3 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 5 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 7: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 7 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 8: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 8 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 10: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 10 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 119: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 121: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Initiative Relating to Direct Primary Election Law Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 115: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Judicial Department Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment S: State Personnel System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment 64: Use and Regulation of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment 65: Colorado Congressional Delegation to Support Campaign Finance Limits Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (12): Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (5): State Courts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (1): Health Care Services Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Senate Joint Resolution 102: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Relating to the Control Over State Prisons; to Provide that the State Board of Correction Shall Have the Control, Direction and Management of Adult Felony Probation and Parole Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho House Joint Resolution 2: Proposing a New Section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to Provide That the Rights to Hunt, Fish and Trap, Including by the Use of Traditional Methods, Are a Valued Part of the Heritage of the State of Idaho and Shall Forever be Preserved for the People and Managed Through the Laws, Rules Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Illinois : Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Relating to Pension or Retirement Benefit Increase for Public Employees and Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 2 (Act 874 - SB 303): Right of Each Citizen to Keep and Bear Arms Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 7 (Act 870 - HB 524): Provides Filling Appointments/Vacancies on Boards/Commissions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution Regarding Collective Bargaining Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-4: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish the Michigan Quality Home Care Council and Provide Collective Bargaining for In-Home Care Workers Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-6: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution Regarding Construction of International Bridges and Tunnels Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-5: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Limit the Enactment of New Taxes By State Government Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-3: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish a Standard for Renewable Energy Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 1: Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 2: Photo Identification Required for Voting Failed
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Appointment of Legislator to a Full-Time Appointive State Office Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 2: Oaths of Office for Elected and Appointed Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Elimination of Annual Poll Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 2: Constitutional Amendment to Establish the Right to Hunt, to Fish, and to Harvest Wildlife and That Public Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting of Wildlife is a Preferred Means of Managing and Controlling Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 3: Constitutional Amendment to Change Legislative Term Limits to Three Terms Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide That a Civil Officer is Liable to Impeachment for Misdemeanors in Pursuit of Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 3: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 1: Relating to Income Taxes Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 2: Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Removing the Duties to Charter and Regulate Corporations from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Allowing the Legislature to Establish Increased Qualifications and Continuing Education for Commissioners on the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Establishing the Public Defender Department as an Independent State Agency Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nevada Question 1: Amendment to the Nevada Constitution Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 1: Question Presented Pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Ohio Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 765: It Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the Position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 762: Measure Amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It Changes Current Law, Decreasing the Power and Authority of the Governor by Removing the Governor from the Parole Process for Persons Convicted of Certain Offenses Defined as Nonviolent Offenses Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 78: Amends Constitution: Changes Constitutional Language Describing Governmental System of Separation of Powers; Makes Grammatical and Spelling Changes Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 2: Concerning Legislative Veto Sessions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 1: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Taking or Damaging of Private Property for Public Use (Second Reference) Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 West Virginia No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Right of Health Care Access Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Senate Joint Resolution 102: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Relating to the Control Over State Prisons; to Provide that the State Board of Correction Shall Have the Control, Direction and Management of Adult Felony Probation and Parole Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410): Providing Notice for Laws Creating Special Security Districts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition A: Relating to Control of Law Enforcement Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 762: Measure Amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It Changes Current Law, Decreasing the Power and Authority of the Governor by Removing the Governor from the Parole Process for Persons Convicted of Certain Offenses Defined as Nonviolent Offenses Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 West Virginia No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed
 
 

Death Penalty

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
 
 

Economy and Fiscal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
 
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 1: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Limiting Negotiated Agreements Between Teachers and Local School Boards and Ending the Practice of Issuing Renewable Contracts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 2: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Providing Teacher Performance Pay Based on State-Mandated Test Scores, Student Performance, Hard-to-Fill Positions and Leadership Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure Failed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-3: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish a Standard for Renewable Energy Failed
 
 

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Election Date State Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (8): Religious Freedom Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Illinois : Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Relating to Pension or Retirement Benefit Increase for Public Employees and Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 3 (Act 872 - SB 21): Public Pension Bill Filing Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.121: Referendum to Require Proof of Citizenship to Receive State Service Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho House Joint Resolution 2: Proposing a New Section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to Provide That the Rights to Hunt, Fish and Trap, Including by the Use of Traditional Methods, Are a Valued Part of the Heritage of the State of Idaho and Shall Forever be Preserved for the People and Managed Through the Laws, Rules Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 5: Bond Issue - Drinking Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 2: Constitutional Amendment to Establish the Right to Hunt, to Fish, and to Harvest Wildlife and That Public Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting of Wildlife is a Preferred Means of Managing and Controlling Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 81: Prohibits Commercial Non-tribal Fishing with Gillnets in Oregon "Inland Waters," Allows use of Seine Nets Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
 
 

Executive Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 2: Oaths of Office for Elected and Appointed Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 762: Measure Amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It Changes Current Law, Decreasing the Power and Authority of the Governor by Removing the Governor from the Parole Process for Persons Convicted of Certain Offenses Defined as Nonviolent Offenses Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Carolina Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide that the Lieutenant Governor Must Be Elected Jointly with the Governor Passed
 
 

Federal, State and Local Relations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 3 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 5 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative No. 166: A Law Proposed By Initiative Petition Passed
 
 

Finance and Banking

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 10: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 10 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
 
 

Food Processing and Sales

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 2: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Newport Grand in the City of Newport Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 1: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Twin River in the Town of Lincoln Passed
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 3: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Amending School District Funding, Requiring Provision of Computing Devices and Online Courses for High School Graduation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 4: Constitutional Amendment to Change Annual Legislative Salaries to Twenty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment S: State Personnel System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (12): Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 3 (Act 872 - SB 21): Public Pension Bill Filing Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410): Providing Notice for Laws Creating Special Security Districts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Appointment of Legislator to a Full-Time Appointive State Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide That a Civil Officer is Liable to Impeachment for Misdemeanors in Pursuit of Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 3: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 2: Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Removing the Duties to Charter and Regulate Corporations from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Allowing the Legislature to Establish Increased Qualifications and Continuing Education for Commissioners on the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: Increasing the Membership of the Judicial Standards Commission from 11 to 13 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Establishing the Public Defender Department as an Independent State Agency Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nevada Question 1: Amendment to the Nevada Constitution Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 1: Question Presented Pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Ohio Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 2: To Create a State-Funded Commission to Draw Legislative and Congressional Districts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 765: It Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the Position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 762: Measure Amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It Changes Current Law, Decreasing the Power and Authority of the Governor by Removing the Governor from the Parole Process for Persons Convicted of Certain Offenses Defined as Nonviolent Offenses Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 78: Amends Constitution: Changes Constitutional Language Describing Governmental System of Separation of Powers; Makes Grammatical and Spelling Changes Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Carolina Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide that the Lieutenant Governor Must Be Elected Jointly with the Governor Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment N: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Repealing Certain Reimbursement Restrictions for Travel by Legislators to and from a Legislative Session Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 2: Concerning Legislative Veto Sessions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 1: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Taking or Damaging of Private Property for Public Use (Second Reference) Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 West Virginia No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative No. 166: A Law Proposed By Initiative Petition Passed
 
 

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment: An Act Proposing to Amend the Constitution of Kentucky Relating to Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 2 (Act 874 - SB 303): Right of Each Citizen to Keep and Bear Arms Passed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 5: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 765: It Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the Position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Right of Health Care Access Passed
 
 

Health Insurance

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (1): Health Care Services Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
 
 

Higher Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (12): Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 4: Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates - Exemption Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Referendum Measure No. 4: Relates to the University of North Dakota Athletic Nickname and Logo Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 3 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 119: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 758: Amends Section 8B, Article 10 of State Constitution - Ad Valorem Taxation Limitation on Valuation Increases Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 1: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Taking or Damaging of Private Property for Public Use (Second Reference) Passed
 
 

Immigration

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 4: Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates - Exemption Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.121: Referendum to Require Proof of Citizenship to Receive State Service Passed
 
 

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 5 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to Dams and Reservoirs Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 5: Bond Issue - Drinking Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
 
 

Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 115: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Judicial Department Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (5): State Courts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to Retired Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3: Relating to the Selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 2: Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: Increasing the Membership of the Judicial Standards Commission from 11 to 13 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 1: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Limiting Negotiated Agreements Between Teachers and Local School Boards and Ending the Practice of Issuing Renewable Contracts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 3: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Amending School District Funding, Requiring Provision of Computing Devices and Online Courses for High School Graduation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 2: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Providing Teacher Performance Pay Based on State-Mandated Test Scores, Student Performance, Hard-to-Fill Positions and Leadership Failed
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
 
 

Labor Unions

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution Regarding Collective Bargaining Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-4: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish the Michigan Quality Home Care Council and Provide Collective Bargaining for In-Home Care Workers Failed
 
 

Legal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 8: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 8 Passed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 28: Legislative Term Limits Reform Act of 2010 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 40: Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (5): State Courts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 7 (Act 870 - HB 524): Provides Filling Appointments/Vacancies on Boards/Commissions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 5: Congressional Districting Plan Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Appointment of Legislator to a Full-Time Appointive State Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Elimination of Annual Poll Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 3: Constitutional Amendment to Change Legislative Term Limits to Three Terms Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 4: Constitutional Amendment to Change Annual Legislative Salaries to Twenty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide That a Civil Officer is Liable to Impeachment for Misdemeanors in Pursuit of Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nevada Question 1: Amendment to the Nevada Constitution Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 2: To Create a State-Funded Commission to Draw Legislative and Congressional Districts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment N: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Repealing Certain Reimbursement Restrictions for Travel by Legislators to and from a Legislative Session Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 2: Concerning Legislative Veto Sessions Passed
 
 

Marijuana Legalization

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 5: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment 64: Use and Regulation of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 80: Allows Personal Marijuana, Hemp Cultivation/Use Without License; Commission to Regulate Commercial Marijuana Cultivation/Sale Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
 
 

Marriage

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 1: Citizen Initiative - Same Sex Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 1: Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman Failed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Marriage, Family, and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
 
 

Military Personnel

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
 
 

Minors and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
 
 

Natural Resources and Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed
 
 

Oil and Gas

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 1: An Amendment to Provide Additional Funding for State Highways, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
 
 

Religion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (8): Religious Freedom Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty Failed
 
 

Science

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
 
 

Senior Citizens

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Illinois : Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Relating to Pension or Retirement Benefit Increase for Public Employees and Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 3 (Act 872 - SB 21): Public Pension Bill Filing Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-4: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish the Michigan Quality Home Care Council and Provide Collective Bargaining for In-Home Care Workers Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed
 
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 1: Citizen Initiative - Same Sex Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 1: Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman Failed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 2: An Amendment Concerning Municipal and County Financing of Sales Tax Anticipated Revenue Bond Projects, Unfunded Liabilities, of Closed Local Police and Fire Pension Plans, and Real and Tangible Personal Property Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 1: An Amendment to Provide Additional Funding for State Highways, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Atlanta Regional District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Central Savannah River Area District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Coastal Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Georgia Mountains District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Heart of Georgia Altamaha District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Middle Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northeast Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - River Valley District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southern Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Three Rivers District Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-5: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Limit the Enactment of New Taxes By State Government Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 1: Relating to Income Taxes Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 758: Amends Section 8B, Article 10 of State Constitution - Ad Valorem Taxation Limitation on Valuation Increases Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
 
 

Technology and Communication

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 3: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Amending School District Funding, Requiring Provision of Computing Devices and Online Courses for High School Graduation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alaska Bonding Proposition A: State General Obligation Transportation Project Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 1: An Amendment to Provide Additional Funding for State Highways, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Atlanta Regional District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Central Savannah River Area District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Coastal Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Georgia Mountains District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Heart of Georgia Altamaha District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Middle Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northeast Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - River Valley District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southern Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Three Rivers District Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 4: Bond Issue - Transportation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-6: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution Regarding Construction of International Bridges and Tunnels Failed
 
 

Unemployed and Low-Income

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
 
 

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment S: State Personnel System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
 
 

Women

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
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