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2012 Ballot Measures

 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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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