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Abortion and Reproductive

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 48: An amendment to the Colorado constitution defining the term "person" to include any human being from the moment of fertilization as "person" is used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment 62: Application of the Term Person Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Amendment 67: An Amendment to the Colorado Constitution Protecting Pregnant Women and Unborn Children by Defining "Person" and "Child" in the Colorado Criminal Code and the Colorado Wrongful Death Act to Include Unborn Human Beings Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois Public Act 098-0696: Woman's Health Referendum Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Mississippi Initiative #26: Definition of "Person" Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota SCR 4009: Constitutional Measure No. 1 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Legislative Powers Regarding Abortion Passed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

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
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alaska Ballot Measure No. 4 - 12BBAY: An Act Providing for Protection of Bristol Bay Wild Salmon and Waters Within or Flowing into the Existing 1972 Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alabama : Statewide Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 109: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Hunting and Fishing Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Iowa Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho House Joint Resolution 2: Proposing a New Section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to Provide That the Rights to Hunt, Fish and Trap, Including by the Use of Traditional Methods, Are a Valued Part of the Heritage of the State of Idaho and Shall Forever be Preserved for the People and Managed Through the Laws, Rules Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Indiana Public Question 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana Concerning Natural and Cultural Resources. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Kansas Constitutional Amendment Question No. 1: A Proposition to Amend Section 4 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to the Right to Bear Arms Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Kansas HCR 5008: Right of Public to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment: An Act Proposing to Amend the Constitution of Kentucky Relating to Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting Wildlife Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 437: Proposed Amendment No. 12 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 3: Act to Protect Greyhounds Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 3: An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 4 - Bond Issue: Land Conservation Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine IB 1/LD 1745: Question 1: Citizen Initiative Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 592: Question 7: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Michigan Referendum of Public Act 520 of 2012: State Proposal 14-1 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Michigan Referendum of Public Act 21 of 2013: Proposal 14-2 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Proposition B: Dog Breeding Regulations Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Mississippi HCR 30: Statewide Initiative Measure No. 1 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Initiative No. 161: Hunter Access Program Funding Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 177: Prohibit the Use of Traps and Snares for Animals by the Public on Any Public Lands within Montana Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 2: Fee Killing of Certain Captive Game Animals Prohibited - Penalty - Exception Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 5 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 2: Constitutional Amendment to Establish the Right to Hunt, to Fish, and to Harvest Wildlife and That Public Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting of Wildlife is a Preferred Means of Managing and Controlling Wildlife Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 81: Prohibits Commercial Non-tribal Fishing with Gillnets in Oregon "Inland Waters," Allows use of Seine Nets Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 100: Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 7: Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment #1: Hunting and Fishing Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 10: Office of Inspector of Hides and Animals Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas SJR 22: Proposition 6 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 60: The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 4: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Provide the Proceeds of Excise Taxes on the Sale of Fireworks or Consumer Fireworks in this State be Dedicated to the Funding of Trauma Care Passed
Oct. 1, 2007 Louisiana Ballot Measure 4: Exempt Jewelry from Property Taxes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 1: An Act Relative to Expanded Gaming Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 3 - Bond Issue: Education Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Maine Question 1: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Initiative No. 161: Hunter Access Program Funding Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Referendum Measure No. 4: Relates to the University of North Dakota Athletic Nickname and Logo Passed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 3: Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 New Jersey Public Question No.1: New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act Pending
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question B Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 5: Creative and Cultural Economy Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment #1: Hunting and Fishing Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas HJR 73: Proposition 4 Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Texas HJR 100: Proposition 5 Pending
Nov. 7, 2017 Texas HJR 37: Proposition 7 Pending
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
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. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 107: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Preferential Treatment or Discrimination Prohibition Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arizona Proposition 122: A Concurrent Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article II, Section 3, Constitution of Arizona; Relating to the Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal Actions Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Connecticut HJ 21: Voting Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Iowa Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Kansas Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2: A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 2: Photo Identification Required for Voting Failed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri SJR 36: Constitutional Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Mississippi Initiative #27: Voter Identification Passed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 4: Constitutional Amendment Concerning the Right to Vote for Certain Persons Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Modernize Language Regarding Qualified Electors Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 1: Amend Nevada Constitution (Voter Eligibility) Failed
Nov. 7, 2017 Ohio Issue 1: Rights for Crime Victims Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 746: Voter Identification, Proof of Identity Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts 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 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 2: Secret Union Voting Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Vermont State Constitutional Amendment: Voter's Qualifications and Oath Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. 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
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB459: Statewide Amendment 7 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed
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. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 62: The Justice That Works Act of 2016 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 66: Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Proposition 102: Criteria for Release to Pretrial Services Programs Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 2: Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund; Provide that General Assembly by Law May Impose Additional Penalties or Fees for the Offenses Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Senate Joint Resolution 102: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Relating to the Control Over State Prisons; to Provide that the State Board of Correction Shall Have the Control, Direction and Management of Adult Felony Probation and Parole Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois HJRCA 1: Proposed Amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Kansas Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2: A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters Passed
Oct. 1, 2007 Louisiana Ballot Measure 2: Supplement Police Officer Pay Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410): Providing Notice for Laws Creating Special Security Districts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 870: Proposed Amendment No. 6 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Michigan Proposal 10-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Prohibit Certain Felons from Holding Elective Office and Specified Types of Public Employment Positions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Proposition B: Dog Breeding Regulations Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition A: Relating to Control of Law Enforcement Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Missouri HJR 16: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 North Carolina Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Carolina SB 399: An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide that a Person Accused of Any Criminal Offense in Superior Court for Which the State is Not Seeking a Sentence of Death May Waive the Right to Trial by Jury and Instead be Tried by a Judge Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure Number 3: Initiated Constitutional Measure to Preserve and Protect the Right of Crime Victims to Justice Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Protect Community Safety by Granting Courts New Authority to Deny Release on Bail Pending Trial for Dangerous Defendants in Felony Cases While Retaining the Right to Pretrial Release for Non-Dang Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Ohio Issue 1: Rights for Crime Victims Pending
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. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 404: State Question 780 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 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
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. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment S: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Expand Rights for Crime Victims Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 13: Denial of Bail in Felony and Family Violence Cases Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 9 (SJR 9): Authorizing the Governor to Grant a Pardon to a Person Who Successfully Completes a Term of Deferred Adjudication Community Supervision Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Texas SJR 1: Proposition 6 Pending
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 West Virginia No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 61: The California Drug Price Relief Act Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Ohio Issue 2: Anti-Monopoly Amendment; Protects the Initiative Process from being Used for Personal Economic Benefit Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 Ohio Issue 2: To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law Pending
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 404: State Question 780 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 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. 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
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas Passed
Feb. 5, 2008 California Proposition 97: Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. Passed
May 19, 2009 California Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment P: Regulation of Games of Chance Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Colorado Amendment 68: Shall State Taxes be Increased $114,500,000 Annually in the First Full Fiscal Year, and by Such Amounts that are Raised Thereafter, by Imposing a New Tax on Authorized Horse Racetracks' Adjusted Gross Proceeds from Limited Gaming to Increase Statewide Funding for K-12 Education, and, in Connection T Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Kansas SCR 1618: Kansas Charitable Gaming Measure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 3: Act to Protect Greyhounds Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 3: Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maryland HB 4: Video Lottery Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 1 - Citizen Initiative: Slot Machines Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: An Act to Allow a Casino in Oxford County Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 1: Citizen Initiative - Oxford County Casino Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Maine Question 2: Citizen Initiative - Relating to Operating Slot Machines at Commercial Harness Racing Tracks Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Maine Question 3: Citizen Initiative - Relating to the Establishment of a Slot Machine Facility in Lewiston Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri HJR 48: Constitutional Amendment 8 Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 New Jersey Public Question Number 1: Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Legislature by Law to Allow Wagering on Sports Events at Atlantic City Casinos and at Horse Racetracks Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New Jersey Public Question 1: Permits Veterans' Organizations to Use Net Proceeds from Games of Chance for Organizations' Support Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Jersey Public Question 1: Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Legislature to Permit by Law Establishment and Operation of Casinos in Certain Counties Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 1: Authorizing Casino Gaming Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 6: To Amend the Constitution by Initiative Petition for a Casino Near Wilmington in Southwest Ohio and Distribute to all Ohio a Tax on the Casino Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
May 4, 2010 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Change The Location Of The Columbus Casino Facility Authorized By Previous Statewide Vote Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 1: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Twin River in the Town of Lincoln Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 2: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Newport Grand in the City of Newport Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 1: State Constitutional Approval Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 2: Amendment to the Constitution of the State Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 1: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at “Twin River-Tiverton” in the Town of Tiverton Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Carolina : Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment Q: Authorization of Roulette, Keno, and Craps in the City of Deadwood Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Charitable Gaming Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas HJR 73: Proposition 4 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
Nov. 4, 2014 Alabama : Statewide Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 63: The Safety for All Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Kansas Constitutional Amendment Question No. 1: A Proposition to Amend Section 4 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to the Right to Bear Arms Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment: An Act Proposing to Amend the Constitution of Kentucky Relating to Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 2 (Act 874 - SB 303): Right of Each Citizen to Keep and Bear Arms Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 3: An Act To Require Background Checks for Gun Sales Failed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri SJR 36: Constitutional Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 1: The Background Check Initiative Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 591: Concerns Firearms Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Washington Initiative Measure No. 594: Concerns Background Checks for Firearm Sales and Transfers Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders 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
 
 

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
 
 

Religion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (8): Religious Freedom Failed
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
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 369: State Question 790 Failed
 
 

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 Failed
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
 
 

Stem Cell Research

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Permit Human Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 2: Stem Cell Research Bond Issue Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 568: Question 5: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
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