Question 7 in Maine failed to pass, though unofficial election results indicate it was only by a few percentage points. This constitutional amendment would have extended the amount of time to process direct initiative petitions and redefined the deadlines for people's veto referendum petitions.
In Texas, Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office and Proposition 10: Allowing Board Members of Emergency Services Districts to Serve Four Years both passed, along with the 9 other proposed constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot. Preliminary tallies suggest that over 70% of voters voted "yes" on each of these Propositions.
-Kristen Vicedomini, Research Director