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2016 Ballot Measures

 
 

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 3: An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals Passed
June 14, 2016 North Dakota Referred Measure Number 1: Referred Measure relating to the Ownership or Leasing of a Dairy Farm or Swine Production Facility by Corporations and Limited Liability Companies Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 368: State Question 777 Failed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
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. 8, 2016 Kansas HCR 5008: Right of Public to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 3: An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals 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. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 100: Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act 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
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 1: An Act Relative to Expanded Gaming Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 67: Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 3: An Act To Require Background Checks for Gun Sales Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 97: Oregon Business Tax Increase Initiative Petition Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Initiated Measure 23: An Initiated Measure to Give Certain Organizations the Right to Charge Fees Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alaska Ballot Measure Number 1: An Act Allowing Qualified Individuals to Register to Vote When Applying for a Permanent Fund Dividend Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 1: Proposing an Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Concerning the Terms, Election, and Eligibility of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 140: Presidential Primary Election Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 98: Primary Elections Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 5: An Act To Establish Ranked-choice Voting Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri HJR53: Constitutional Amendment 6 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment V: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Establishing Nonpartisan Elections Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Initiated Measure 22: An Initiated Measure to Revise State Campaign Finance and Lobbying Laws, Create a Publicly Funded Campaign Finance Program, Create an Ethics Commission, and Appropriate Funds Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Referred Law 19: An Act to Revise State Laws Regarding Elections and Election Petitions Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Oath Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1464: Government Accountability Act 1 - Accountability of Washington Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington SJR 8210: Redistricting of State Legislative and Congressional Districts Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
 
 

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alaska Ballot Measure Number 2: Allow Debt for Postsecondary Student Loans Failed
March 1, 2016 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Judicial Retirement Measure Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB551: Statewide Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB260: Statewide Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB30: Statewide Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB193: Statewide Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB25: Statewide Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB336: Statewide Amendment 6 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB339: Statewide Amendment 10 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB311: Statewide Amendment 11 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB31: Statewide Amendment 13 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB7: Statewide Amendment 14 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB459: Statewide Amendment 7 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB37: Statewide Amendment 8 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB510: Statewide Amendment 12 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB225: Statewide Amendment 9 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 1: Proposing an Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Concerning the Terms, Election, and Eligibility of Elected Officials Passed
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. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 3: An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to Encourage Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 6: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 Passed
May 17, 2016 Arizona Proposition 123: Proposed Amendment to the Arizona Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Education Finance Passed
May 17, 2016 Arizona Proposition 124: Proposed Amendment to the Arizona Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Public Retirement Systems Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arizona Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act Passed
June 7, 2016 California Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 53: No Blank Checks Initiative Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 54: California Legislature Transparency Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 63: The Safety for All Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 65: Environmental Fee Protection Act Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 66: Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 52: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Amendment U: Exempt Certain Possessory Interests From Property Taxes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 101: State Minimum Wage Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 96: Requirements for Initiated Constitutional Amendments Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 143: New Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 98: Primary Elections Passed
Aug. 30, 2016 Florida Amendment 4: Solar or Renewable Energy Source Devices/Exemption from Certain Taxation and Assessment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 5: Homestead Tax Exemption/Senior, Low-Income, Long-Term Residents Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 3: Tax Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled First Responders Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 2: Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 1: Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 1: Opportunity School District; Allow the General Assembly to Authorize the Establishment; Provide for State Intervention for Failing Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 3: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Abolish the Existing Judicial Qualifications Commission Passed
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. 8, 2016 Hawaii SB 143: Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Change the Threshold Value in Controversy Requirement for Jury Trials in Civil Cases at Common Law from $5,000 to $10,000 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Hawaii SB 2554: Proposing an Amendment to Article VII, Section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution, Relating to the Disposition of Excess Revenues Passed
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. 8, 2016 Illinois HJR 36: Transportation Funds Amendment 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. 8, 2016 Kansas HCR 5008: Right of Public to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 677: Proposed Amendment Number 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 680: Proposed Amendment Number 2 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 31: Proposed Amendment Number 3 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 678: Proposed Amendment Number 4 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 679: Proposed Amendment Number 5 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 681: Proposed Amendment Number 6 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 4: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maryland HB 260: An Act Concerning United States Senator, Attorney General, and Comptroller - Appointments and Special Elections to Fill a Vacancy Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Minnesota HF 3169: Remove Lawmakers' Power to Set Their Own Pay Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 3 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri HJR53: Constitutional Amendment 6 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Constitutional Measure Number 1: A Concurrent Resolution to Amend and Reenact Section 5 of Article IV of the Constitution of North Dakota, Relating to Residency Requirements of Members of the Legislative Assembly Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure Number 4: Initiated Measure Relationg to Tobacco 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 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure Number 5: Initiated Measure Relating to the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Jersey Public Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Additional Revenues to State Transportation System 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. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question A Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question B Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question C Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question D Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 4: Medical Patient Tax Relief Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 2: Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 367: State Question 776 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 404: State Question 780 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 369: State Question 790 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 94: Oregon Judicial Retirement Measure Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 95: Oregon Public University Diversification of Investments Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 96: Oregon Portion of Lottery Proceeds for Support of Veterans Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 100: Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act Passed
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. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 3: Veterans Home Bonds - $27,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 4: Leveraging Higher Education to Create 21st Century Jobs Bonds - $45,500,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 5: Port Infrastructure Bonds - $70,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 6: Green Economy Bonds - $35,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 7: Housing Opportunity Bonds - $50,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 2: Restoration of Ethics Commission Jurisdiction Over General Assembly Members Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment R: South Dakota Governing Technical Education Institutes 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. 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. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment U: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Limiting the Ability to Set Statutory Interest Rates for Loans Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment V: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Establishing Nonpartisan Elections Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Referred Law 19: An Act to Revise State Laws Regarding Elections and Election Petitions Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Oath Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Changes to School Funds Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Property Tax Exemptions Failed
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
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1464: Government Accountability Act 1 - Accountability of Washington Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington SJR 8210: Redistricting of State Legislative and Congressional Districts Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 15: An Act Relating to Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Criteria for Certain Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Wyoming Joint Resolution Number SJ0002: Constitutional Amendment A Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB459: Statewide Amendment 7 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. 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. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed
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. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 404: State Question 780 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. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
 
 

Death Penalty

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Nebraska Referendum Number 426: Nebraska Death Penalty Repeal Referendum Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 367: State Question 776 Passed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 61: The California Drug Price Relief Act Failed
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 51: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 55: The California Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 98: High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act Passed
 
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB37: Statewide Amendment 8 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arizona Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 4: An Act To Raise the Minimum Wage Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: The Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Referred Law 20: An Act Lowering the State Minimum Wage for Non- tipped employees under age 18 Failed
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
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Wyoming Joint Resolution Number SJ0002: Constitutional Amendment A Passed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 30, 2016 Florida Amendment 4: Solar or Renewable Energy Source Devices/Exemption from Certain Taxation and Assessment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 1: Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 17, 2016 Arizona Proposition 124: Proposed Amendment to the Arizona Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Public Retirement Systems Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 52: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 101: State Minimum Wage Passed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB260: Statewide Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 65: Environmental Fee Protection Act Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

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
 
 

Federal, State and Local Relations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB193: Statewide Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
 
 

Finance and Banking

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alaska Ballot Measure Number 1: An Act Allowing Qualified Individuals to Register to Vote When Applying for a Permanent Fund Dividend Passed
May 17, 2016 Arizona Proposition 123: Proposed Amendment to the Arizona Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Education Finance Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 95: Oregon Public University Diversification of Investments Passed
April 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment U: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Limiting the Ability to Set Statutory Interest Rates for Loans Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Initiated Measure 21: An Initiated Measure to Set a Maximum Finance Charge for Certain Licensed Money Lenders Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Wyoming Joint Resolution Number SJ0002: Constitutional Amendment A Passed
 
 

Food Processing and Sales

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
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. 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
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB260: Statewide Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB7: Statewide Amendment 14 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 3: An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to Encourage Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 51: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 53: No Blank Checks Initiative Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Hawaii SB 2554: Proposing an Amendment to Article VII, Section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution, Relating to the Disposition of Excess Revenues Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Illinois HJR 36: Transportation Funds Amendment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 681: Proposed Amendment Number 6 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 2: An Act To Establish The Fund to Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 6: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 181: Promote Research into Developing Therapies and Cures for Brain Diseases and Injuries Failed
March 15, 2016 North Carolina HB943: Connect NC Bond Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Jersey Public Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Additional Revenues to State Transportation System Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question A Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question B Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question C Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico Measure: Bond Question D Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 369: State Question 790 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 96: Oregon Portion of Lottery Proceeds for Support of Veterans Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 5: Port Infrastructure Bonds - $70,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 6: Green Economy Bonds - $35,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 7: Housing Opportunity Bonds - $50,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Changes to School Funds Passed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Maryland HB 260: An Act Concerning United States Senator, Attorney General, and Comptroller - Appointments and Special Elections to Fill a Vacancy Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed
 
 

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 63: The Safety for All Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 3: An Act To Require Background Checks for Gun Sales Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 1: The Background Check Initiative Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1491: An Act Relating to Extreme Risk Protection Orders Passed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 56: The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 61: The California Drug Price Relief Act Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 106: Medical Aid in Dying Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 4: Medical Patient Tax Relief Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
 
 

Health Insurance

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 52: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 20: State Health Care System Failed
 
 

Higher Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alaska Ballot Measure Number 2: Allow Debt for Postsecondary Student Loans Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB551: Statewide Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 680: Proposed Amendment Number 2 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 95: Oregon Public University Diversification of Investments Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 4: Leveraging Higher Education to Create 21st Century Jobs Bonds - $45,500,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment R: South Dakota Governing Technical Education Institutes Passed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB339: Statewide Amendment 10 Passed
June 14, 2016 North Dakota Referred Measure Number 1: Referred Measure relating to the Ownership or Leasing of a Dairy Farm or Swine Production Facility by Corporations and Limited Liability Companies Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 7: Housing Opportunity Bonds - $50,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Virginia H 865: An Act to Provide for the Submission to the Voters of a Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia Adding in Article X a Section Numbered 6 - B, Relating to Real Property Tax Exemptions Passed
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB459: Statewide Amendment 7 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB510: Statewide Amendment 12 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 3: Tax Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled First Responders Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 6: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 5: Port Infrastructure Bonds - $70,000,000 Passed
 
 

Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
March 1, 2016 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Judicial Retirement Measure Passed
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. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 3: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Abolish the Existing Judicial Qualifications Commission 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
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 58: California Education for a Global Economy Initiative Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Georgia Amendment 1: Opportunity School District; Allow the General Assembly to Authorize the Establishment; Provide for State Intervention for Failing Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 2: An Act to Allow Fair Access to Public Charter Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 2: An Act To Establish The Fund to Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 98: High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 99: Act to Create the Outdoor School Education Fund to Allow All Oregon Students to Attend Outdoor School Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Changes to School Funds Passed
 
 

Labor Unions

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB37: Statewide Amendment 8 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
 
 

Legal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Hawaii SB 143: Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Change the Threshold Value in Controversy Requirement for Jury Trials in Civil Cases at Common Law from $5,000 to $10,000 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed
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
April 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment S: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Expand Rights for Crime Victims Passed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 7, 2016 California Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 54: California Legislature Transparency Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 96: Requirements for Initiated Constitutional Amendments Passed
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. 8, 2016 Minnesota HF 3169: Remove Lawmakers' Power to Set Their Own Pay Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
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
 
 

Marijuana Legalization

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Arkansas Issue Number 6: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arizona Proposition 205: Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 2: Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 4: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 1: An Act To Legalize Marijuana Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 182: Expand Access to Medical Marijuana Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure Number 5: Initiated Measure Relating to the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 2: Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Passed
 
 

Minors and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 55: The California Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 Passed
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. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 3 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Referred Law 20: An Act Lowering the State Minimum Wage for Non- tipped employees under age 18 Failed
 
 

Oil and Gas

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Constitutional Measure Number 2: The Foundation Aid Stabilization Fund Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Jersey Public Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Additional Revenues to State Transportation System Passed
 
 

Religion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 369: State Question 790 Failed
 
 

Senior Citizens

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 5: Homestead Tax Exemption/Senior, Low-Income, Long-Term Residents Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed
 
 

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB311: Statewide Amendment 11 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 55: The California Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 56: The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Amendment U: Exempt Certain Possessory Interests From Property Taxes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Colorado Proposed Initiative 143: New Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Failed
Aug. 30, 2016 Florida Amendment 4: Solar or Renewable Energy Source Devices/Exemption from Certain Taxation and Assessment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 5: Homestead Tax Exemption/Senior, Low-Income, Long-Term Residents Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 3: Tax Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled First Responders Passed
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
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 31: Proposed Amendment Number 3 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 678: Proposed Amendment Number 4 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Louisiana Act 679: Proposed Amendment Number 5 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 3 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Constitutional Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri Measure: Proposition A Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure Number 4: Initiated Measure Relationg to Tobacco Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota Constitutional Measure Number 2: The Foundation Aid Stabilization Fund Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 4: Medical Patient Tax Relief Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Initiative Petition Number 403: State Question 779 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 97: Oregon Business Tax Increase Initiative Petition Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Property Tax Exemptions Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Virginia H 865: An Act to Provide for the Submission to the Voters of a Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia Adding in Article X a Section Numbered 6 - B, Relating to Real Property Tax Exemptions Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Advisory Vote 15: An Act Relating to Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Criteria for Certain Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Illinois HJR 36: Transportation Funds Amendment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 6: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Jersey Public Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Additional Revenues to State Transportation System Passed
 
 

Veterans

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 96: Oregon Portion of Lottery Proceeds for Support of Veterans Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 3: Veterans Home Bonds - $27,000,000 Passed
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