2021 State and 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 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 

Last Updated: 4/22/2021 at 10:00AM

State Title/Name Summary Date Results
Pennsylvania Proposed Consitutional Amendment - Article III, Section 9 This consitutional amendment would change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration. This amendment will also have the effect of reversing a recent ruling of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which held the Pennsylvania Constitution prohibited the General Assembly from passing a concurrent resolution to terminate the Governor’s Covid-19 disaster emergency declaration without presenting it to the Governor for his approval. 5/18/2021 TBD
Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment - Article IV This constitutional amendment would change existing law so that a a disaster emergency declaration will expire automatically after 21 days, regardless of the severity of the emergency, unless the General Assembly takes action to extend the disaster emergency. This amendment would prohibit the Governor from declaring a new disaster emergency to respond to the dangers facing the Commonwealth unless the General Assembly passes a concurrent resolution. 5/18/2021 TBD
Pennsylvania Proposed Constituional Amendment - Article I This consitutional amendment would create a constitutional prohibition against restricting or denying an individual’s equal rights under Pennsylvania law because of race or ethnicity. 5/18/2021 TBD
New York TBD This constitutional amendment would would change the vote thresholds for adopting redistricting plans when one political party controls both legislative chambers. It would codify the requirement that incarcerated persons be counted at the place of their last residence for redistricting. It would require the state to count residents, including people who are residents but not citizens, should the federal census fail to do so. It would remove the block-on-border requirement for Senate districts and codify a cap on the number of State Senators at sixty-three. It would also move up the timeline for redistricting and repeal inoperative language. 11/2/2021 TBD
New York TBD This constitutional amendment seeks to add a right to clean water, clean air, and a healthful environment to the New York Constitution's Bill of Rights. 11/2/2021 TBD