Author: Nicole Fisher

  • Florida will be the third state to decide on abortion in 2024, pending court review, with ballot measures proposed in 12 other states

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    In Florida, a ballot initiative, Amendment 4, to provide a state constitutional right to abortion qualified for the ballot. Voters will decide the issue, which requires a 60% vote, pending a decision from the Florida Supreme Court. Floridians Protecting Freedom is sponsoring Amendment 4, which would provide a state constitutional right to abortion before viability…

  • Signatures verified for all six Let’s Go Washington-sponsored ballot initiatives, which could appear on the ballot in Nov.

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    In Washington, six citizen-initiated ballot measures have been certified to the state Legislature. The ballot initiatives could appear on the ballot on Nov. 5, 2025. Let’s Go Washington, a political action committee (PAC), was formed to sponsor the initiatives. State Rep. Jim Walsh (R-19), who is also chairman of the Washington Republican Party, filed the…

  • Stadium tax measure for Kansas City Chiefs and Royals will appear on the ballot for April 2, 2024

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    Voters in Jackson County, Missouri, will decide on a ballot measure to renew a sales tax that provides funding for stadium improvements for the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. Voters will decide the ballot measure on April 2, 2024. The Jackson County Legislature overrode a veto from County Executive Frank White on Jan.…

  • Campaign to repeal ranked-choice voting in Alaska submits signatures

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    In Alaska, a campaign supporting an initiative to repeal top-four ranked-choice voting (RCV) submitted 41,895 signatures on Jan. 12. The initiative could appear on the general election ballot in Nov. In 2020, voters approved Ballot Measure 2, which replaced partisan primaries with open top-four primaries and established ranked-choice voting for general elections, including the presidential…

  • Signatures submitted for $15 minimum wage and paid sick leave initiative in Alaska

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    On Jan. 10, the Better Jobs for Alaska campaign submitted more than 41,000 signatures for an initiative that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The initiative may appear on the Nov. 2024 general election ballot. The initiative would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by July 1, 2027. It would…

  • Voters in San Francisco to decide on minimum police staffing charter amendment on March 5

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    Voters in San Francisco, California, will decide on a policing-related charter amendment, titled Proposition B, on March 5, 2024. Proposition B would amend the city’s charter regarding minimum police officer staffing levels and establish a fund for police officer recruitment and staffing. However, these provisions would not go into effect unless voters approve a new…

  • Number of California local ballot measures during odd-numbered years continues downward trend

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    California voters decided on 45 local ballot measures in 2023. These local ballot measures included county measures, city or town measures, or measures from local school districts or special districts.  In 2023, there was one less measure than in the previous odd-numbered election year in 2021, when California voters decided on 46 local ballot measures.…

  • Initiative that would limit campaign contributions to super PACs may appear on Maine 2024 ballot

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    In Maine, a campaign supporting a ballot initiative to limit the amount of campaign contributions to independent expenditure-only political action committees says that it has collected enough signatures to make the 2024 ballot. Cara McCormick, chairperson of the Maine Citizens to End Super PACs, the campaign behind the initiative, said, “While we are still waiting…

  • Four state constitutions provide for the right to an abortion. Here are the states that may vote on abortion constitutional amendments in 2024

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    Four states—California, Michigan, Ohio, and Vermont—have constitutions that explicitly provide for a right to an abortion. Most recently, Ohio voters approved Issue 1 on Nov. 7, 2023, which established a state constitutional right to “make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions,” including decisions about abortion, contraception, fertility treatment, miscarriage care, and continuing pregnancy. Following…

  • Where could abortion appear on the ballot in 2024?

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    In November, voters in Ohio approved Issue 1, which established the right to an abortion in the state constitution. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in 2022, which overruled Roe v. Wade, there were seven abortion measures on the ballot, including the 2023 Ohio measure. In 2022, voters…