As of April 9, 2023, six statewide measures have been certified for the ballot in three states for elections in 2023. That’s the same as the average number (6) certified at this point in other odd-numbered years from 2011 to 2021.
For 2024, 26 statewide measures have been certified in 15 states. That’s seven more measures than the average number certified at this point from 2010 to 2022.
Here’s an update on the latest ballot measure activity.
One new measure was certified for the 2023 ballot last week:
Four new measures were certified for 2024 ballot last week:
- Arkansas Lottery Proceed Funding for Vocational-Technical School Scholarships and Grants Amendment (2024)
- Iowa Require Citizenship to Vote in State Elections and Allow 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primaries Amendment (2024)
- Maryland Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment (2024)
- New Hampshire Increase Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment (2024)
Signatures have been submitted and are pending verification for one initiative in Michigan:
Signatures were verified for five indirect initiatives in Maine and Ohio, and the initiatives are now before legislators:
- Maine “Right to Repair Law” Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative (2023)
- Maine Creation of Pine Tree Power Company Initiative (2023)
- Maine Prohibit Foreign Spending in Elections Initiative (2023)
- Maine Voter Approval of Borrowing Above $1 Billion by State Entities and Electric Cooperatives Initiative (2023)
- Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2023)
From 2011 to 2021, the average number of statewide ballot measures certified in an odd-numbered year was 33. By this time during odd-numbered years from 2011 through 2021, an average of six statewide measures had been certified for the ballot.