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Results of 2016 US ballot measures

As you have no doubt heard by now – most likely via cries of despair and anguish coming from the direction of your local community college – New York real estate developer and Twitter personality Donald J Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America.

The question naturally arises: What other things did American voters fuck up on Tuesday?

Two weeks ago, we informed you of the appropriate way to vote on all 156 state or federal district ballot measures. Since then, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered the removal of Issue 7 from the ballot. So that leaves a total of 155 ballot measures at the state or federal district level. How did you, the voters, do? Join us as we review your performance.

Note that some states have not yet released their official results. Notably, the state of Oregon currently has results available from 95.98% of precincts, meaning that 54 precincts still need to get their shit together. Please do not rush to blame anyone. This fuckup is not the fault of anyone in particular – though Reg is currently on his way to Salem to lobby for the passage of a bill that impeaches Oregon secretary of state Jeanne P Atkins and replaces her with Abby Wambach.

Anyway, the latest results at the time of publication are shown.

BOND SCOREBOARD

StateMeasurePurposeAmountResult
AKBallot Measure 2EducationUnlimitedFAIL
CAProposition 51EducationUS$9,000,000,000PASS
MEQuestion 6TransportationUS$100,000,000PASS
MTInitiative 181ResearchUS$200,000,000FAIL
NMBond Question AFacilities improvementUS$15,440,000PASS
NMBond Question BLibrariesUS$10,167,000PASS
NMBond Question CEducationUS$142,356,000PASS
NMBond Question DLaw enforcementUS$18,196,000PASS
RIQuestion 3Facilities improvementUS$27,000,000PASS
RIQuestion 4EducationUS$45,500,000PASS
RIQuestion 5Facilities improvementUS$70,000,000PASS
RIQuestion 6EnvironmentUS$35,000,000PASS
RIQuestion 7HousingUS$27,000,000PASS

MINIMUM WAGE SCOREBOARD

StateMeasureCurrentFinalChangeNotesResult
AZProposition 206US$8.05/hrUS$12.00/hr+US$3.95/hrPaid sick timePASS
COAmendment 70US$8.31/hrUS$12.00/hr+US$3.69/hr PASS
MEQuestion 4US$7.50/hrUS$12.00/hr+US$4.50/hr PASS
SDReferred Law 20US$8.50/hrUS$7.50/hr–US$1.00/hrUnder 18 years of ageFAIL
WAInitiative 1433US$9.47/hrUS$13.50/hr+US$4.03/hrPaid sick timePASS

ALABAMA

ALAMENDMENT 173.42%26.58%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to add two at large members to the board of trustees of Auburn University for diversity, and to stagger the board members’ terms such that no more than three expire in the same calendar year.
ALAMENDMENT 279.74%20.26%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to ban reallocating state park funds for other purposes, and to permit contracting out operation and maintenance of state parks.
ALAMENDMENT 360.63%39.37%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to abolish the constitutional amendment commission and give the power to define local constitutional amendments to the state legislature by unanimous vote.
ALAMENDMENT 471.66%28.34%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to devolve powers to county commissions.
ALAMENDMENT 559.98%40.02%
GOOBNETYES 
Rewrites Article III of the state constitution for clarity.
ALAMENDMENT 653.64%46.36%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to require a 2/3 vote in the state senate to convict an elected official on impeachment charges.
ALAMENDMENT 759.36%40.64%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to give authority over employees of the sheriff’s office of Etowah County to the office’s personnel board rather than the county.
ALAMENDMENT 869.60%30.40%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to ban discrimination by employers based upon union membership status.
ALAMENDMENT 951.03%48.97%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase the age limit for the judge of probate of Pickens County from 70 to 75.
ALAMENDMENT 1065.61%34.39%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to make territory in Calhoun County subject to jurisdiction of municipalities within that county.
ALAMENDMENT 1159.26%40.74%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit tax increment financing zones.
ALAMENDMENT 1250.64%49.36%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to create a governing body for toll roads and bridges in Baldwin County.
ALAMENDMENT 1357.34%42.66%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to remove age limits on state government officials other than judges.
ALAMENDMENT 1468.70%31.30%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit budget isolation resolutions passed by 3/5 of voting members of the state house of representatives, rather than 3/5 of all members present.

ALASKA

AKBALLOT MEASURE 163.69%36.31%
GOOBNETYES 
Combines voter registration into the Permanent Fund Dividend application form.
AKBALLOT MEASURE 244.08%55.92%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to authorise bonds to fund student loans.

ARIZONA

AZPROPOSITION 20548.19%51.81%
GOOBNETYES 
Legalises recreational marijuana use.
AZPROPOSITION 20658.70%41.30%
GOOBNETYES 
Increases the state minimum wage from US$8.05 per hour to US$10 next year and to US$12 by 2020, and establishes the right to paid sick time.

ARKANSAS

Issue 7, which would have legalised medical use of marijuana by statute, was removed from the ballot by order of the Arkansas Supreme Court due to an issue with petition signatures.

ARISSUE 170.23%29.77%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to make several changes regarding elected county officials.
ARISSUE 272.42%27.58%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit the governor to continue serving when out of the state.
ARISSUE 365.33%34.67%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to remove the cap on general obligation bonds, which is currently 5% of state revenue.
ARISSUE 653.09%46.91%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to legalise medical use of marijuana.

CALIFORNIA

CAPROPOSITION 5153.95%46.05%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of up to US$9,000,000,000 to build and upgrade schools.
CAPROPOSITION 5269.71%30.29%
GOOBNETYES 
Extends an existing law on hospital fees, and amends the state constitution to require voter approval to divert hospital fees to other purposes.
CAPROPOSITION 5348.57%51.43%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to require voter approval for revenue bonds greater than US$2,000,000,000.
CAPROPOSITION 5464.46%35.54%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to prevent the state legislature from voting on bills until 72 hours after they are published.
CAPROPOSITION 5562.22%37.78%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to extend the state income taxes increases on those earning US$250,000 or more per year for twelve years.
CAPROPOSITION 5663.14%36.86%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase the state cigarette tax from US87¢ per pack to US$2.87.
CAPROPOSITION 5763.65%36.35%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to increase parole opportunities for nonviolent felons, and to give judges rather than prosecutors the authority to decide when juveniles may be tried as adults.
CAPROPOSITION 5872.54%27.46%
GOOBNETYES 
Repeals a ban on bilingual education.
CAPROPOSITION 5952.48%47.52%
GOOBNETYES 
Advisory question on whether to support an amendment to the US Constitution to specify that campaign contributions are not protected as free speech.
CAPROPOSITION 6046.00%54.00%
GOOBNETYES 
Requires the use of condoms in the production of pornographic films, and requires licensing of pornographic film producers by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
CAPROPOSITION 6146.13%53.87%
GOOBNET NO
Regulates prescription drug costs by linking the price paid by state agencies to the price paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
CAPROPOSITION 6246.16%53.84%
GOOBNETYES 
Abolishes capital punishment and replaces it with life without parole. It conflicts with Proposition 66, meaning that if both pass, only the one with more YES votes takes effect.
CAPROPOSITION 6362.70%37.30%
GOOBNETYES 
Requires permits for purchasing ammunition, and removes the grandfather clause on ownership of large capacity magazines.
CAPROPOSITION 6456.09%43.91%
GOOBNETYES 
Legalises recreational marijuana use.
CAPROPOSITION 6544.74%55.26%
GOOBNET NO
Allocates revenue from grocery bags to a new fund. It conflicts with Proposition 67, meaning that if both pass, only the one with more YES votes takes effect.
CAPROPOSITION 6650.94%49.06%
GOOBNET NO
Transfers authority for habeas corpus petitions to trial courts rather than appeals courts. It conflicts with Proposition 62, meaning that if both pass, only the one with more YES votes takes effect.
CAPROPOSITION 6752.14%47.86%
GOOBNETYES 
Confirms a ban on single use plastic grocery bags. It conflicts with Proposition 65, meaning that if both pass, only the one with more YES votes takes effect.

COLORADO

COAMENDMENT T49.56%50.44%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to ban forcing convicted criminals into unpaid labour.
COAMENDMENT U43.68%56.32%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to create a tax exemption for profits on leased government land when the profits are under US$6,000.
COAMENDMENT 6920.95%79.05%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish a state cooperative for health care.
COAMENDMENT 7055.07%44.93%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to increase the state minimum wage from US$8.31 per hour to US$9.30 next year and to US$12 by 2020.
COAMENDMENT 7155.97%44.03%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to change the number of signatures needed to place an initiative on the ballot from 5% of votes cast in the previous general election to 2% of registered voters in all 35 state senate districts, and to change the criteria for passing an amendment from 50% to 55%.
COAMENDMENT 7246.77%53.23%
GOOBNET NO
Increases the state cigarette tax from US84¢ per pack to US$2.59.
COPROPOSITION 10664.79%35.21%
GOOBNETYES 
Permits assisted suicide for patients who have a prognosis of six months or less.
COPROPOSITION 10764.01%35.99%
GOOBNETYES 
Establishes open primaries for presidential elections.
COPROPOSITION 10853.05%46.95%
GOOBNET NO
Establishes open primaries, but permits political parties to decide not to hold primaries.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DCADVISORY REFERENDUM B85.83%14.17%
GOOBNETYES 
Advisory question on whether to split non-federal lands from the District of Columbia into a new state.

FLORIDA

FLAMENDMENT 150.78%49.22%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to specify the right to produce solar energy, and permit legislation exempting from solar charges individuals who don’t own solar panels. Requires 60% in favour to pass.
FLAMENDMENT 271.31%28.69%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to legalise medical use of marijuana. Requires 60% in favour to pass.
FLAMENDMENT 383.78%16.22%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish a property tax exemption for first responders disabled in the line of duty. Requires 60% in favour to pass.
FLAMENDMENT 578.30%21.70%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to state that property tax exemptions for senior citizens are awarded based upon the value of the property at the time of application, rather than being reassessed annually. Requires 60% in favour to pass.

GEORGIA

GAAMENDMENT 140.05%59.95%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to create a statewide school district for schools identified as failing.
GAAMENDMENT 283.30%16.70%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase assessments on strip clubs and allocate them to a fund for sexually exploited children.
GAAMENDMENT 362.48%37.52%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to abolish the state Judicial Qualifications Commission and replace it with a new commission.
GAAMENDMENT 481.18%18.82%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to allocate revenue from sales taxes on fireworks to trauma care and fire services.

HAWAI‘I

Hawai‘i ballot measures require a majority of all voters who cast ballots in order to pass. The below totals therefore include blank and invalid votes in the NO total.

HIAMENDMENT 145.97%54.03%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase the threshold for jury trials in civil cases from US$5,000 to US$10,000.
HIAMENDMENT 250.05%49.95%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit excess general fund revenues to pay off bonds and pensions.

IDAHO

IDHOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 555.53%44.47%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to give the state legislature approval authority over administrative rules.

ILLINOIS

ILTRANSPORTATION TAXES AND FEES LOCKBOX AMENDMENT78.93%21.07%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to prohibit allocating transportation funds to other uses. Requires 60% in favour, or a majority of all voters who cast ballots, to pass.

INDIANA

INPUBLIC QUESTION 182.23%17.77%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to protect hunting and fishing rights.

KANSAS

KSCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 181.32%18.68%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to protect hunting and fishing rights.

LOUISIANA

LAAMENDMENT 172.62%27.38%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit the legislature to define how the parishes may appoint their registrars of voters, and what qualifications are required.
LAAMENDMENT 242.93%57.07%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to remove legislative oversight over tuitions at state universities.
LAAMENDMENT 343.91%56.09%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to state that federal corporate taxes cannot be deducted for state corporate taxes.
LAAMENDMENT 471.80%28.20%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish a property tax exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
LAAMENDMENT 553.60%46.40%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to establish a transportation fund.
LAAMENDMENT 642.17%57.83%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit surplus budget funds to be applied to the next year’s budget.

MAINE

MEQUESTION 150.17%49.83%
GOOBNETYES 
Legalises recreational marijuana use.
MEQUESTION 250.41%49.59%
GOOBNETYES 
Increases state income taxes on those earning US$200,000 or more per year.
MEQUESTION 347.98%52.02%
GOOBNETYES 
Requires background checks for firearm sales.
MEQUESTION 455.48%44.52%
GOOBNETYES 
Increases the state minimum wage from US$7.50 per hour to US$9 next year and to US$12 by 2020.
MEQUESTION 551.99%48.01%
GOOBNETYES 
Establishes ranked choice voting for state offices.
MEQUESTION 661.10%38.90%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$100,000,000 for transportation projects.

MARYLAND

MDQUESTION 172.50%27.50%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to require the state governor to appoint someone of the same political party to fill a vacated state office.

MASSACHUSETTS

MAQUESTION 139.27%60.73%
GOOBNET NO
Increases the number of slot machine licenses that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission may issue from one to two.
MAQUESTION 237.86%62.14%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises up to twelve new charter schools per year.
MAQUESTION 377.70%22.30%
GOOBNETYES 
Bans the sale of certain animal products produced from animals in confinement.
MAQUESTION 453.57%46.43%
GOOBNETYES 
Legalises recreational marijuana use.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota ballot measures require a majority of all voters who cast ballots in order to pass. The below totals therefore include blank and invalid votes in the NO total.

MNAMENDMENT 176.41%23.59%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to create a board that sets state legislators’ salaries.

MISSOURI

MOCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 180.14%19.86%
GOOBNET NO
Renews .1% state sales and use taxes for ten years, with revenues allocated to state parks and conservation.
MOCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 269.95%30.05%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish campaign contribution limits for candidates for state and judicial offices.
MOCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 340.76%59.24%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase the state cigarette tax from US17¢ per pack to US77¢ by 2020 and ban the use of revenues to fund tobacco related research. It conflicts with Proposition A, but procedures for handling passage of both measures are undefined.
MOCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 457.06%42.94%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to prohibit state and local legislatures from enacting sales or use taxes on anything that was not taxable on THU 01 JAN 2015.
MOCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 663.14%36.86%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit the state legislature to require voter identification.
MOPROPOSITION A44.74%55.26%
GOOBNET NO
Increases the state cigarette tax from US17¢ per pack to US40¢ by 2021. It conflicts with Constitutional Amendment 3, but procedures for handling passage of both measures are undefined.

MONTANA

MTCONSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE 11665.91%34.09%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to specify rights of crime victims.
MTINITIATIVE 17737.19%62.81%
GOOBNETYES 
Bans the use of animal traps and snares on public lands.
MTINITIATIVE 18142.36%57.64%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$20,000,000 per year for ten years for biomedical research.
MTINITIATIVE 18257.64%42.36%
GOOBNETYES 
Repeals the limit of three patients per medical marijuana dispensary.

NEBRASKA

NEREFERENDUM 42660.86%39.14%
GOOBNET NO
Repeals a law setting the maximum penalty for first degree murder as life imprisonment, and restores capital punishment.

NEVADA

NVQUESTION 150.45%49.55%
GOOBNETYES 
Requires most firearm transfers to go through licensed dealers and subjects them to background checks.
NVQUESTION 254.47%45.53%
GOOBNETYES 
Legalises recreational marijuana use.
NVQUESTION 372.36%27.64%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to deregulate electricity firms. Requires a majority both in this election and in 2018.
NVQUESTION 471.80%28.20%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to exempt prescribed medical equipment from sales and use taxes. Requires a majority both in this election and in 2018.

NEW JERSEY

NJPUBLIC QUESTION 122.39%77.61%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to authorise up to two new casinos at least 72 miles from Atlantic City.
NJPUBLIC QUESTION 253.73%46.27%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to allocate revenues from gasoline taxes to transportation projects.

NEW MEXICO

NMCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 187.24%12.76%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit courts to deny bail when there is evidence that the defendant poses a public threat.
NMBOND QUESTION A68.50%31.50%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of up to US$15,440,000 for facilities for senior citizens.
NMBOND QUESTION B64.75%35.25%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of up to US$10,167,000 for libraries.
NMBOND QUESTION C63.30%36.70%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of up to US$142,356,000 for education facilities.
NMBOND QUESTION D66.15%33.85%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of up to US$18,196,000 for public safety improvements.

NORTH DAKOTA

NDCONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE 186.10%13.90%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to require state legislators to reside in their districts for the entirety of their terms.
NDCONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE 264.29%35.71%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit allocating excess revenues from oil extraction to education.
NDINITIATED CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE 362.02%37.98%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to specify rights of crime victims.
NDINITIATED STATUTORY MEASURE 438.33%61.67%
GOOBNET NO
Increases the state cigarette tax from US44¢ per pack to US$2.20 per pack and allocates the revenues to veteran and health services.
NDINITIATED STATUTORY MEASURE 563.80%36.20%
GOOBNETYES 
Legalises medical marijuana use.

OKLAHOMA

OKSTATE QUESTION 77666.36%33.64%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit capital punishment and to assert that it is not cruel or unusual punishment.
OKSTATE QUESTION 77739.71%60.29%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to protect farming and ranching rights.
OKSTATE QUESTION 77940.60%59.40%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase the state sales tax from 4.5% to 5.5% and allocate the resulting revenues for education.
OKSTATE QUESTION 78058.23%41.77%
GOOBNETYES 
Changes drug possession to a misdemeanor rather than a felony, and increases the threshold for felony theft or forgery from US$500 to US$1,000.
OKSTATE QUESTION 78156.22%43.78%
GOOBNET NO
Allocates the cost savings from State Question 780 to substance abuse and mental health programmes. Takes effect only if State Question 780 also passes.
OKSTATE QUESTION 79042.88%57.12%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit spending public money for religious purposes.
OKSTATE QUESTION 79265.62%34.38%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to permit alcohol sales in grocery stores and convenience stores.

OREGON

ORMEASURE 9436.99%63.01%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to repeal the mandatory retirement age for state judges, currently 75 years.
ORMEASURE 9570.35%29.65%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit state universities to invest in equities.
ORMEASURE 9683.68%16.32%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to allocate 1.5% of the net proceeds from the state lottery to veteran services.
ORMEASURE 9740.89%59.11%
GOOBNETYES 
Increases corporate taxes on gross sales over US$25,000,000.
ORMEASURE 9865.88%34.12%
GOOBNETYES 
Establishes a fund for career readiness, college readiness, and dropout prevention programmes.
ORMEASURE 9966.88%33.12%
GOOBNET NO
Allocates 4% of the net proceeds from the state lottery to the state Outdoor School programme.
ORMEASURE 10069.44%30.56%
GOOBNETYES 
Bans the sale of products from twelve specified animals, including cheetahs and sea turtles.

PENNSYLVANIA

PAJUDICIAL RETIREMENT AGE AMENDMENT50.94%49.06%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 years to 75.

RHODE ISLAND

RIQUESTION 154.95%45.05%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises a casino in Tiverton. Requires a majority both in the state overall and in the town of Tiverton in order to pass. Passed due to 52.22% YES vote in Tiverton.
RIQUESTION 278.12%21.88%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to grant the state ethics commission the authority to investigate misconduct charges against legislators relating to their duties, and specifies that the ethics commission must pass rules by 2/3 votes.
RIQUESTION 383.88%16.12%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$27,000,000 for facilities for veterans.
RIQUESTION 459.44%40.56%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$45,500,000 for facilities at the University of Rhode Island.
RIQUESTION 563.28%36.72%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$70,000,000 for port infrastructure improvements.
RIQUESTION 667.59%32.41%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$35,000,000 for state parks and environmental projects.
RIQUESTION 757.99%42.01%
GOOBNET NO
Authorises bonds of US$50,000,000 for affordable housing and urban revitalisation.

SOUTH DAKOTA

SDCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT R50.61%49.39%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to take postsecondary technical schools out of the state board of regents’s purview.
SDCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT S59.57%40.43%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to specify rights of crime victims.
SDCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT T42.97%57.03%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to establish a redistricting commission.
SDCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT U36.74%63.26%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to cap interest rates for private lenders at 18% unless higher rates are specified in writing.
SDCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT V44.51%55.49%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish jungle primaries for state offices, in which all candidates enter a single primary, and the two leading candidates advance to the general election.
SDREFERRED LAW 1928.95%71.05%
GOOBNET NO
Makes various changes to election procedures.
SDREFERRED LAW 2044.51%55.49%
GOOBNET NO
Reduces the minimum wage for those under eighteen years of age from US$8.50 per hour to US$7.50.
SDINITIATED MEASURE 2175.58%24.42%
GOOBNETYES 
Caps interest rates for private lenders at 36%.
SDINITIATED MEASURE 2251.62%48.38%
GOOBNETYES 
Increases reporting requirements for campaign financing, decreases contribution limits, and establishes a state ethics commission.
SDINITIATED MEASURE 2320.31%79.69%
GOOBNETYES 
Permits unions and other nonprofit organisations to charge fees for services rendered.

UTAH

Utah ballot measures require a majority of all voters who cast ballots in order to pass. The below totals therefore include blank and invalid votes in the NO total.

UTAMENDMENT A64.97%35.03%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to replace the words “this state” with the words “the state of Utah” in the oath of office for state officials.
UTAMENDMENT B63.73%36.27%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to limit distributions from the state school fund.
UTAMENDMENT C42.36%57.64%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish property tax exemptions on property leased to state or local governments.

VIRGINIA

VAQUESTION 146.44%53.56%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to ban discrimination by employers based upon union membership status.
VAQUESTION 279.71%20.29%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to establish a property tax exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

WASHINGTON

WAINITIATIVE 73240.92%59.08%
GOOBNET NO
Establishes a carbon tax and reduces the state sales tax from 6.5% to 5.5%.
WAINITIATIVE 73563.05%36.95%
GOOBNETYES 
Advisory question on whether to support an amendment to the US Constitution to specify that campaign contributions are not protected as free speech.
WAINITIATIVE 143357.98%42.02%
GOOBNETYES 
Increases the state minimum wage from US$9.47 per hour to US$13.50 by 2020, and establishes the right to paid sick time.
WAINITIATIVE 146446.52%53.48%
GOOBNET NO
Makes various changes to campaign finance procedures.
WAINITIATIVE 149170.02%29.98%
GOOBNETYES 
Authorises courts to ban those deemed dangerous to themselves or others from owning or gaining access to firearms.
WAINITIATIVE 150170.95%29.05%
GOOBNET NO
Increases penalties for identity theft and consumer fraud against seniors and at risk individuals, and prevents release of information about caregivers.
WAADVISORY VOTE 1469.05%30.95%
GOOBNETYES 
Advisory question on whether an assessment should be placed on family dental plans.
WAADVISORY VOTE 1559.88%40.12%
GOOBNET NO
Advisory question on whether to limit sales tax exemptions for alternative fuel vehicles.
WASENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 821077.57%22.43%
GOOBNETYES 
Amends the state constitution to change the deadline for redistricting from 01 JAN of the second year after a census to 15 NOV of the first year after a census.

WYOMING

Wyoming ballot measures require a majority of all voters who cast ballots in order to pass. The below totals therefore include blank and invalid votes in the NO total.

WYCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A51.29%48.71%
GOOBNET NO
Amends the state constitution to permit the state legislature to authorise investing state funds in equities.

OVERALL SCOREBOARD

StateGoobNetVotersResult
YESNOPASSFAIL
Alabama3111403/14
Alaska11112/2
Arizona20111/2
Arkansas22402/4
California10712511/17
Colorado63544/9
District of Columbia10101/1
Florida31314/4
Georgia04311/4
Hawai‘i11112/2
Idaho01100/1
Illinois01100/1
Indiana01100/1
Kansas01100/1
Louisiana42333/6
Maine51514/6
Maryland01100/1
Massachusetts22224/4
Minnesota01100/1
Missouri15423/6
Montana22222/4
Nebraska01100/1
Nevada31403/4
New Jersey02111/2
New Mexico14501/5
North Dakota32414/5
Oklahoma25435/7
Oregon34523/7
Pennsylvania01100/1
Rhode Island16701/7
South Dakota55467/10
Utah21211/3
Virginia11112/2
Washington54727/9
Wyoming01100/1
TOTAL69861144182/155

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