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Ballot Measures

2008 Ballot Measures

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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 1: An Amendment Concerning Voting, Qualifications of Voters and Election Officers, and the Time of Holding General Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Iowa Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 1: Amend Nevada Constitution (Voter Eligibility) Failed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed
 
 

Crime

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

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed
 
 

Guns

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

Legal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
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