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Executive Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 2: An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to Allow the Governor to Retain His or Her Powers and Duties When Absent from the State Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 111: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Executive Department Failed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Amendment Age Qualification for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Illinois Constitutional Amendment on Recall: Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 874: Proposed Amendment No. 11 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 2: Oaths of Office for Elected and Appointed Officials Passed
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. 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
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. 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
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 88: Provides Oregon Resident "Driver Card" Without Requiring Proof of Legal Presence in the United States Failed
 
 

Indigenous Peoples

Election Date State Title Outcome
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 1 - Citizen Initiative: Slot Machines Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Advisory Vote No. 9: Concerns Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property Failed
 
 

Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission Amendment 2 Passed
March 1, 2016 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Judicial Retirement Measure Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 115: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Judicial Department Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 62: The Justice That Works Act of 2016 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (5): State Courts Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 3: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 3: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Abolish the Existing Judicial Qualifications Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to Retired Judges Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii HB 420: Relating to Disclosure of Judicial Nominees Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii SB 886: Relating to State Justices and Judges Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 875: Proposed Amendment No. 5 Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court 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. 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
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. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 1: Judicial Appointment Amendment Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 6: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Raise the Maximum Age an Individual Can Occupy Judicial Office from 70 to 76 Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 755: Courts to Rely on Federal and State Laws When Deciding Cases Forbidding Courts from Looking at International Law or Sharia Law Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 752: Modifying the Composition of the Judicial Nominating Commission Passed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 87: Amends Constitution: Permits Employment of State Judges by National Guard (Military Service) and State Public Universities (Teaching) Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 94: Oregon Judicial Retirement Measure Failed
April 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: The Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Judicial Selection Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 14: Limit on Service by State Justices and Judges Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 9: Expanded Judicial Sanctions Amendment Passed
April 7, 2015 Wisconsin Question 1: Referendum on Election of Chief Justice Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed
 
 

Labor Unions

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB37: Statewide Amendment 8 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 113: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Right to Vote a Secret Ballot Regarding Employee Representation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 47: Colorado Right to Work Amendment Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Proposition 104: A Change to the Colorado Revised Statutes Requiring Any Meeting of a Board of Education, or Any Meeting Between Any Representative of a School District and Any Representative of Employees, at Which a Collective Bargaining Agreement is Discussed to be Open to the Public 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. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 2: Referendum: Ohio Collective Bargaining Limit Repeal Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 2: Secret Union Voting Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment K: An Amendment to Article VI of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Right of Individuals to Vote by Secret Ballot Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution Regarding Secret Ballot Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Virginia HJR 490: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by Adding in Article I a Section Numbered 11-A, Relating to the Right to Work Failed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Alaska Ballot Measure #1: Increase Number of Legislators and Districts Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 8: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 8 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, 2014 Arkansas Issue No. 1 - SJR 7: An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Providing that Administrative Rules Promulgated by State Agencies Shall Not Become Effective Until Reviewed and Approved by a Legislative Committee of the General Assembly Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arkansas Issue No. 3 - HJR 1009: To Amend the Arkansas Constitution Concerning Elected State Officials; Prohibiting Members of the General Assembly and Elected Constitutional Officers of the Executive Department From Accepting Gifts from Lobbyists , and Defining Key Terms Relating to that Prohibition; Prohibiting Members of the 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
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 26: Requires that Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those that Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 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
June 7, 2016 California Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 54: California Legislature Transparency Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum L: Age Qualification for Serving in General Assembly Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment Q: Temporary Location for the State Seat of Government Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 96: Requirements for Initiated Constitutional Amendments Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 5: Standards For Legislature to Follow in Legislative Redistricting Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Standards for Legislature to Follow in Congressional Redistricting Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (5): State Courts Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Idaho HJR 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Idaho HJR 5: Proposing an Amendment to Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho, by the Addition of a New Section 29, Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Relating to the Legislative Response to Administrative Rules; Stating the Question to be Submitted to the Electorate ; Direct Passed
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
Oct. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 537 - Move Convening Dates of Legislature Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 7 (Act 870 - HB 524): Provides Filling Appointments/Vacancies on Boards/Commissions Passed
Oct. 24, 2015 Louisiana Act No. 472: Proposed Amendment No. 3 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 5: Congressional Districting Plan Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 5 - Referendum: Term Limits Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Maine Question 4: Constitutional Amendment - Relating Changes in Redistricting Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Minnesota HF 3169: Remove Lawmakers' Power to Set Their Own Pay Passed
June 10, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Appointment of Legislators to State Office Failed
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. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 5: Allow for the Appointment of Certain Former Members of the Legislature to Certain Civil Offices 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. 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. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 748: Apportionment Commission Changing to Bipartisan Commission on Legislative Apportionment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
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. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions 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. 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. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment T: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Provide for State Legislative Redistricting by a Commission Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 11: Public Record of Votes in the Legislature Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas HJR 73: Proposition 4 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Legislative Apportionment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Legislative Sessions (SJR 12) Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Resolution on Legislative Ethics Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 2: Concerning Legislative Veto Sessions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Initiative Measure Number 517: Protect The Intiative Act Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1366 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
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court 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 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Statutory Measure 6 Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 13: Denial of Bail in Felony and Family Violence Cases Passed
 
 

Military Personnel

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder 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
Nov. 5, 2013 Maine Question 1: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maintenance and Improvement of State Armories and the Purchase of Land for Maine Army National Guard Training Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Maine Question 4: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funds for a Public-private Partnership for a New Science Facility at the Maine Maritime Academy Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oklahoma SQ 769: Dual Office Holding Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oklahoma SQ 771: Homestead Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Veteran Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 87: Amends Constitution: Permits Employment of State Judges by National Guard (Military Service) and State Public Universities (Teaching) Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 1: Authorizing City and County Financing to Buy Buffer Areas Near Military Installations Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 1: Tax Exemption on Residences of Service Members Killed in Action Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Virginia : Proposed Constitutional Amendment Passed
 
 

Senior Citizens

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 1, 2007 Alabama Amendment 2: Funds for Health Care Costs Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 5: Homestead Tax Exemption/Senior, Low-Income, Long-Term Residents 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. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 6: Act No. 1048 - Public Retirement System Legislative Regulations Passed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 422: Louisiana Public Retirement System Amendment 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. 3, 2015 Maine : Question 2: Bond Issue 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. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question A: Senior Citizen Facility Improvements, Construction and Equipment Acquisition Projects Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico : Bond Question A Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas SJR 1: Proposition 1 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 1: Property Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Washington Initiative Measure 1163: Concerning Long-Term Care Workers and Services for Elderly and Disabled People Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
 
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
April 1, 2007 Alaska Advisory Vote: Prohibit Employment Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Public Employees Passed
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
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 1: People's Veto: An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom 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. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Unemployed and Low-Income

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 Alaska Ballot Measure No. 3 - 13MINW: An Act to Increase Alaska’s Minimum Wage Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arkansas Issue No. 5: An Act to Amend the Arkansas Code Concerning the State Minimum Wage; The Act Would Raise the Current State Minimum Wage From Six Dollars and Twenty-Five Cents ($6.25) Per Hour to Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($7.50) Per Hour on January 1, 2015, to Eight Dollars ($8.00) Per Hour on January 1, 2016, Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Massachusetts Question 2: Comprehensive Permits for Low- or Moderate- Income Housing Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Maine : Question 2: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Oregon Measure 50: Amends Constitution: Dedicates Funds to Provide Health Care for Children, Fund Tobacco Prevention, through Increased Tobacco Tax Failed
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
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Initiated Measure 18: An Initiated Measure to Increase the State Minimum Wage Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Utah Citizens' Referendum 1: Education Vouchers Failed
 
 

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Alaska Bonding Proposition A: State Guaranteed Veterans Residential Mortgage Bonds, $600,000,000 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 41: Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 Passed
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. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 3: Act No. 1049 - Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans with Service-Connected Disability Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 433: Proposed Amendment No. 7 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Former Prisoners of War Property Tax Exemption Passed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri HJR 48: Constitutional Amendment 8 Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 New Jersey Public Question 1: Permits Veterans' Organizations to Use Net Proceeds from Games of Chance for Organizations' Support Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Provide Property Tax Exemption for Property of a Veterans' Organization Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Allow the Establishment of a College Scholarship Program for New Mexico Military War Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New York Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 2: Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oklahoma SQ 770: Amending Homestead Exemption Disabled Veterans Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands Availability of Home Ownership Loans for Oregon Veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 96: Oregon Portion of Lottery Proceeds for Support of Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 3: Veterans Home Bonds - $27,000,000 Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 9: Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Propostion 1 (SJR 14): Authorizing Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation of All or Part of the Market Value of the Residence Homestead of the Surviving Spouse of a 100 Percent or Totally Disabled Veteran Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 4: Disabled Veteran Residence Tax Exemption Amendment Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas HJR 75: Proposition 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 2: Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans Passed
 
 

Women

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois Public Act 098-0696: Woman's Health Referendum Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 89: Amends Constitution: State/Political Subdivision Shall Not Deny or Abridge Equality of Rights on Account of Sex Passed
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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