Update on this year’s and next year’s ballot measure certifications
Fri, May 19, 2023 9:00 AM
By Ryan Byrne l Ballotpedia via The Center Square, The Center Square
As of May 16, 2023, 13 statewide measures have been certified for the ballot in eight states for elections in 2023. That’s five more measures than the average number (8) certified at this point in other odd-numbered years from 2011 to 2021.
For 2024, 34 statewide measures have been certified in 18 states. That’s five more measures than the average number certified at this point from 2010 to 2022.
Here’s an update on the latest ballot measure activity.
Three new measures were certified for the 2023 ballot last week:
Colorado Property Tax Changes and Revenue Change MeasureOhio 60% Vote Requirement to Approve Constitutional Amendments MeasureTexas Increase Mandatory Retirement Age for State Judges Amendment
Two new measures were certified for the 2024 ballot last week:
Colorado Independent Judicial Discipline Adjudicative Board AmendmentMissouri Property Tax Exemption for Childcare Establishments Amendment
Signatures have been submitted and are pending verification for one initiative in Michigan:
Michigan $15 Minimum Wage Initiative (2024)
Signatures were verified for three indirect initiatives in Maine, and the initiatives are now before legislators:
Maine Prohibit Foreign Spending in Elections InitiativeMaine Voter Approval of Borrowing Above $1 Billion by State Entities and Electric Cooperatives InitiativeMaine “Right to Repair Law” Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative
In Ohio, one initiative to legalize marijuana was certified to the Legislature, which had four months to act on the proposal; as the Legislature took no action, a second 90-day signature-gathering period commenced on May 3.