2020 State and Local Ballot Measures

SELECTED STATE BALLOT MEASURES

Initiatives, referenda, amendments and propositions are on the ballot in several states and localities. Below is a listing of qualified select ballot measures at the state level.

 

Disclaimer: The selected measures listed are not final and are subject to changes, additions, and eliminations. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

State Title/Name Summary Date Results
Maine Question 1 This referendum would prevent the Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements from taking effect in September 2020. If enacted, this law would eliminate religious and philosophical exemptions from vaccine requirements. 3/3/2020
Arkansas Arkansas Term Limits Amendment This ballot measure would implement term limits to 12 consecutive years for state legislators. 11/3/2020
Arkansas A Constutional Amendment To Amend The Process For The Submission, Challenge, And Approval Of Proposed Initiated Acts, Constitutional Amendments, And Referenda This amendment would make various changes to procedures including moving the filing deadline for initiative petitions up to January 15; increasing the petition signature county threshold; removing the procedure to amend a submitted petition; extending all deadlines if deadlines occur on a legal holiday or weekend; and increasing the number of votes in the General Assembly to propose a constitutional amendment. 11/3/2020
California TBD This referendum would prevent a 2018 law that replaces the money bail system with a system for pretrial release from jail based on a determination of public safety or flight risk, and limits pretrial detention for most misdemeanors from going into effect. 11/3/2020
Colorado National Popular Vote This referendum would approve a bill that makes Colorado a member of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, giving all of Colorado's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receive the most votes nationwide. This is dependent on the Compact becoming effective. 11/3/2020
Florida All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet This amendment would allow all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation. This amendment would also place all candidates for an office, including party nominated candidates, on the same primary ballot with the top two highest vote getters advancing to the general election. 11/3/2020
Florida Raising Florida's Minimum Wage This amendment would raise the state minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective September 30th, 2021. Each September 30th thereafter, the state minimum wage would increase by $1.00 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30th, 2026. 11/3/2020
Illinois Graduated Income Tax Amendment This amendment would repeal the state's consitutional requirement that the state personal income tax be a flat rate. This amendment would allow the state to enact legislation for a graduated income tax. 11/3/2020
Missouri Amendment 1 This amendment would extend the two term restriction that currently applies to the Governor and Treasurer to the Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor and the Attorney General. 11/3/2020
Montana Legislative Referendum No. 130 This amendment would restrict a local government from regulating the carry of firearms, including permitted concealed weapons, possession of firearms by convicted felons, adjudicated mental incompetents, undocument immigrants, and minors. Federal and state firearm laws would remain unchanged. 11/3/2020
Oklahoma Question 802 This measure would expand Oklahoma's Medicaid program to include certain low-income adults between the ages of 16 and 65 who income does not exceed 133% of the federal poverty level. 11/3/2020
Oregon TBD This legislative referral would approve 2019 House Bill 2270 which increases the state cigarette tax and imposes tax on nicotine inhalant delivery systems at a rate of 65% of the wholesale price. 11/3/2020
South Dakota Constitutional Amendment A This ballot measure would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana and require the Legislature to pass laws regarding hemp, including laws to ensure access to marijuana for medical use. 11/3/2020
South Dakota Measure 26 This initiative would legalize marijuana for medical use by qualifying patients, including minors. This initiative would legalize marijuana testing, manufacturing, and cultivation facilities, as well as marijuana dispensaries. 11/3/2020

SELECTED LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES

Initiatives, referenda, amendments and propositions are on the ballot in several states and localities. Below is a listing of qualified select ballot measures at the local level.

 

Disclaimer: The selected measures listed are not final and are subject to changes, additions, and eliminations. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

Municipality State Title/Name Summary Date Results
Los Angeles County California Measure R This measure would authorize the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission to develop a Comprehensive Public Safety Reinvestment Plan, which would aim to reduce jail population and incarceration. 3/3/2020
Oklahoma City Oklahoma TBD This initiative would levy an additional 0.125% sales tax to fund City parks. 3/3/2020
Selma California Measure L This measure would approve the establishment of a licensed cardroom, or gambling establishment at a single location in the City's residential zone. 3/3/2020
Mendocino County California Measure D This measure would levy a 10% transient occupancy tax on visitors to campsites, tent sites, RV sites, and similar accommodations at private campgrounds. 3/3/2020
San Diego California Measure C This measure would increase the City's hotel tax rates by 1.25% - 3.25% to fund convention center expansion projects, homelessness services, and street repairs. In order to pass, Measure C must receive at least 67% of the vote. 3/3/2020
San Francisco California Proposition M This proposition will place annual limits on new office space construction and ties the limit on Large Office Projects to the City's affordable housing production. 3/3/2020
San Francisco California Proposition D This proposition would impose an annual tax, effective January 1, 2021, on persons that keep ground floor commercial space in specified neighborhood commercial or neighborhood commercial transit districts vacant. In order to pass, Proposition D must receive at least 66.6% of the vote. 3/3/2020