2019 State and Local Ballot Measures

SELECTED STATE BALLOT MEASURES

Initiatives, referenda, amendments and propositions are on the ballot in several states and localities. Below is a listing of qualified select ballot measures at the state level.

 

Disclaimer: The selected measures listed are not final and are subject to changes, additions, and eliminations. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

State Title/Name Summary Date Results
Kansas TBD Should the state eliminate the adjustment of census taken by the United States census bureau regarding nonresident military personnel and nonresident students when reapportioning the Kansas senate and house of representatives? 11/5/2019 TBD

SELECTED LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES

Initiatives, referenda, amendments and propositions are on the ballot in several states and localities. Below is a listing of qualified select ballot measures at the local level.

 

Disclaimer: The selected measures listed are not final and are subject to changes, additions, and eliminations. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

Municipality State Title/Name Summary Date Results
Chicago Illinois Obama Center Referendum Should city aldermen to approve a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) Ordinance concerning the area surrounding the Obama Center to (1) dedicate 30 percent to affordable housing; (2) freeze property taxes; and (3) provide funding for jobs and affordable housing? 2/26/2019 Passed
Tampa Florida Question 4 Should the city charter be amended to provide that all city ordinances be posted to the city website within at least 7 days before adoption? 3/5/2019 Passed
Kansas City Missouri Question 1 Should the city to enact a 0.375 percent sales tax for 10 years to fund pre-K, early childhood center improvements, and early childhood education staffing? 4/2/2019 Failed
Denver Colorado Initiated Ordinance 300 Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt a measure that secures and enforces basic rights for all people within the jurisdiction of the City and County of Denver, including the right to rest and shelter oneself from the elements in a non-obstructive manner in outdoor public spaces, to eat, share accept or give free food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy one's own legally parked motor vehicle, or occupy a legally parked motor vehicle belonging to another, with the owner's permission, and to have a right and expectation of privacy and safety of or in one's person and property? 5/7/2019 Failed
Denver Colorado Initiated Ordinance 301 Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt an ordinance to the Denver Revised Municipal Code that would make the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms by persons 21years of age and older the city's lowest law-enforcement priority, prohibit the city from spending resources to impose criminal penalties for the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms by persons 21 years of age and older, and establish the psilocybin mushroom policy review panel to assess and report on the effects of the ordinance? 5/7/2019 Passed
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Question 4 Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to call on the General Assembly to either increase the Pennsylvania minimum wage now, so that it reaches $15 an hour, in stages, by 2025; or allow the City of Philadelphia to itself provide for a decent, family sustaining, living wage for working Philadelphians? 5/21/2019
Phoenix Arizona TBD Should the city end construction of light rail extensions and redirects funds to infrastructure improvements within the city? 8/27/2019