2016 Ballot Measures
Here is a list of state ballot measures that Americans will vote on in the 2016 general election. There are three types of ballot measures: initiatives, referendums, and legislative propositions which make their way onto your state’s official ballot. Initiatives are ballot measures proposing a new law that have collected enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. A referendum is a ballot proposal to repeal a law and a legislative proposition is a proposal placed on the ballot by legislature.
Alabama Ballot Measures
Should the state government be prevented from allocating funds from state parks to other sources?
Age Limits for Government Officials
Should the current age restriction on government officials be lifted?
Alaska Ballot Measures
Should the state government sell bonds in order to help provide Alaskan college students with loans?
Arizona Ballot Measures
Arkansas Ballot Measures
California Ballot Measures
Plastic Shopping Bags
Do you support the current ban on plastic shopping bags in California?
Should all bills before the state legislature be posted on the internet for public viewing?
Should the California State Legislature Overturn Citizen's United?
Should the English only requirement be removed from bi-lingual education?
Should the state government extend the personal income tax increases on incomes over $250K per year?
Should there be a limit on the prices MediCal pays for prescription drugs?
Should more felons convicted of non-violent crimes be eligible for parole?
Should the state issue $9 billion in bonds for K-12 schools?
Should voter approval be required for all bonds issued over $2 Billion?
Should California enact stricter gun control measures including banning large capacity ammunition magazines?
Colorado Ballot Measures
Do you support a statewide single payer healthcare system (ColoradoCare?)
Should voters who are unaffiliated with a political party be allowed to vote in any party's primary?
Should Colorado remove the prisoner labor requirement from its constitution?
Should Colorado hold Presidential primaries before the end of March and make them open to all parties?
Should signatures for ballot initiatives be required to be collected from across Colorado in order to get on the ballot?
Should Colorado legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill?
Should the tax on cigarettes be raised by $1.75 per pack of 20?
Connecticut Ballot Measures
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Florida Ballot Measures
Should Florida residents who or lease solar equipment pay additional taxes?
Georgia Ballot Measures
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Illinois Ballot Measures
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Louisiana Ballot Measures
Should mineral and corporate tax revenues be spent on transportation infrastructure?
Should the state government be able to use funds from the current year to fund future deficits?
Maine Ballot Measures
Maryland Ballot Measures
Massachusetts Ballot Measures
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Should livestock farmers be prevented from raising pigs, calves and hens in confined spaces?
Minnesota Ballot Measures
Missouri Ballot Measures
Should there be limits on how much money candidates for state or judicial offices can raise?
Should the tax on packs of cigarettes be raised from 17 cents to 23 cents?
Montana Ballot Measures
Should the state issue $20 million in bonds to fund medical research?
Nebraska Ballot Measures
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New Mexico Ballot Measures
North Dakota Ballot Measures
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Should crime victims be able to speak at their offender's trials?
Oklahoma Ballot Measures
State Question 777
Should the state legislature be prevented from regulating agricultural practices?
State Question 776
Should any form of execution be allowed in Oklahoma that is legal under the U.S. constitution?
Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell beer and wine seven days a week?
State Question 780
Should possession of a limited amount of drugs be classified as a misdemeanor?
Oregon Ballot Measures
Should the government ban the sale of products that contain endangered animals?
Pennsylvania Ballot Measures
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Ballot Question 1
Should the retirement age for judges be raised to 75 years of age from 70 years?
Rhode Island Ballot Measures
South Dakota Ballot Measures
Utah Ballot Measures
Should the spouses of first responders who have been permanently disabled be exempt from paying property taxes?
Virginia Ballot Measures
The Virginia Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses of Police and Service Personnel Amendment
Should businesses be prevented from forcing their employers to join a labor union?
Washington Ballot Measures
Should candidates running for state offices receive public campaign funds?
Advisory Vote 14
Should family dental plans be added to the state health exchange?
Do you support imposing a carbon emissions tax on fossil fuels and fossil-fuel-generated electricity?
Should constitutional rights belong only to individuals and not corporations?