Update on this year’s and next year’s ballot measure certifications

In 2023, 41 statewide measures were certified for the ballot in eight states, 10 more measures than the average number certified in other odd-numbered years from 2011 to 2021. There are no more pending state ballot measures for 2023. The next—and final—election for state ballot measures is on Sat., Nov. 18 in Louisiana, where voters will decide on four constitutional amendments.

For 2024, 55 statewide measures have been certified in 24 states. That’s five more measures than the average number (50) certified at this point from 2010 to 2022.

From 2012 to 2022, the average number of statewide ballot measures certified in an even-numbered year was 164.

On average, the months with the highest ballot measure certification activity are June through August before the election. This is when most citizen-initiated ballot measures are certified.

Here’s an update on the latest ballot measure activity.

Three ballot measures were certified for elections in 2024, all in Wisconsin.

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