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2008 Ballot Measures

 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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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