2022 Ballot Measures

SELECTED STATE AND LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES 

Initiatives, referenda, amendments, and propositions are on the ballot in several states and localities. 

 

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

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan 

Selected State Level Ballot Measures
State Election Date Title Summary Result
Alabama 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would require the implementation date for any bill related to conducting general elections enacted in a calendar year in which a general election is to be held be at least six months before the general election. TBD
Alabama 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to deny bail for certain offenses. TBD
Alabama 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would ratify the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, an updated and recompiled state constitution. TBD
Alabama 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would authorize the Code Commissioner to incorporate voter-approved constitutional amendments at the May 24 and November 8 elections into the new state constitution if the ratification question is also approved. TBD
Alabama 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow the state or local government to grant federal award or other funds designated for broadband infrastructure by state law to public or private entities to expand or provide for broadband internet infrastructure. TBD
Arizona 11/8/2022 Proposition 309 This state statute would make changes to Arizona's voter identification and mail-in ballot policies, including requiring dates of birth and voter identification numbers for mail-in ballots and eliminating the existing two-document alternative to photo ID for in-person voting. TBD
Arizona 11/8/2022 Proposition 128 This constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to amend or repeal voter-approved ballot initiatives if any portion has been declared unconstitutional or illegal by the Arizona Supreme Court or United States Supreme Court. TBD
Arizona 11/8/2022 Proposition 129 This constitutional amendment would require that citizen initiated ballot measures embrace a single subject. TBD
Arizona 11/8/2022 Proposition 308 This referendum grants statutory in-state tuition to state universities and community colleges for undocumented immigrants who are otherwise eligible. TBD
Arkansas 11/8/2022 Constitutional Amendment and Ballot Initiative Reform This constitutional amendment would require a 60% supermajority vote of approval for initiated constitutional amendments and initiated state statute adoption. TBD
Arkansas 11/8/2022 Senate Joint Resolution 10 This constitutional amendment would allow the state legislature to call itself into extraordinary sessions upon a joint proclamation from the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore or upon a proclamation signed by two-thirds of the members in each chamber. TBD
California 11/8/2022 TBD This referendum challenges a 2020 law prohibiting retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 26 This constitutional amendment would legalize sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks. Tax profits derived from sports betting at racetracks would be 10%. Roulette and dice games such as craps at tribal casinos would also be legalized. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 27 This constitutional amendment would legalize online sports betting statewide. A gaming tribe, online sports betting platform provider with an operating agreement with a gaming tribe, or a qualified gaming entity with a market access agreement with a gaming tribe may offer, conduct, and/or operate online sports betting. Directs tax and licensing revenues first to regulatory costs, then remainder to: 85% to homelessness programs and 15% to nonparticipating tribes. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 28 This initiative would require a minimum source of annual funding for K-12 public schools, including charter schools, to fund arts education programs. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 29 This initiative would require chronic dialysis clinics to employ at least one licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to be present on site during all time that in-center patients are being treated. It would also enact staffing requirements, reporting requirements, ownership disclosure, and closing requirements for chronic dialysis clinics. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 30 This initiative would provide funding for programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the tax on personal income over $2 million. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 1 This constitutional amendment would establish a right to reproductive freedom, which is defined to include a right to an abortion and to choose or refuse contraceptives. TBD
California 11/8/2022 Proposition 31 This referendum would uphold the existing ban on flavored tobacco sales. TBD
Colorado 11/8/2022 TBD This initiative would reduce the state income tax rate from 4.55% to 4.40% for tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022. TBD
Connecticut 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to provide for early voting. TBD
Florida 11/8/2022 Abolishing the Constitution Revision Commission This constitutional amendment would abolish the Constitution Revision Commission. This commission meets at 20-year intervals as a method of submitting proposed amendments or revisions to the State Constitution to electors of the state for approval. TBD
Florida 11/8/2022 Limitation on Assessment of Real Property Used for Residential Purposes This constitutional amendment would authorize the legislature to pass laws prohibiting flood resistance improvements made to a home from being taken into consideration when determining a property's assessed value for property tax purposes. TBD
Florida 11/8/2022 Additional Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Specified Critical Public Services Workforce This constitutional amendment would authorize the legislature to provide an additional homestead property tax exemption on $50,000 of assessed value on property owned by certain public service workers including teachers, law enforcement officers, emergency medical personnel, active duty members of the military and Florida National Guard, and child welfare service employees. TBD
Georgia 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would authorize local governments to grant temporary tax relief. TBD
Georgia 11/8/2022 TBD This measure would expand certain property tax exemptions for agricultural equipment and farm products to allow family-owned dairy and egg production farms. TBD
Georgia 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would suspend compensation for the outlined public officials while the individual is suspended from office for being indicted for a felony. TBD
Georgia 11/8/2022 TBD This statute would exempt timber equipment from ad valorem property taxes beginning on January 1, 2023. TBD
Idaho 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House to convene a special session of the legislature upon receiving a joint written request from 60% of the members of each chamber to consider topics specified in the request. TBD
Illinois 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would establish a state constitutional right for employees to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of their choosing to negotiate "wages, hours, and working conditions and to protect their economic welfare and safety at work." TBD
Kansas 8/2/2022 Value Them Both Amendment This constitutional amendment would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion. It would permit the legislature to pass laws regulating the procedure. Failed
Kansas 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would authorize the legislature to revoke or suspend an executive agency's rules and regulations by a simple majority vote TBD
Kansas 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would require the election of county sheriffs in counties that had not abolished the office as of January 2022 and provide that sheriffs may be recalled from office or removed by a writ of quo warranto initiated by the attorney general. TBD
Kentucky 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would remove legislative session end dates and limit odd-year sessions to 30 legislative days and even-year sessions are limited to 60 legislative days. This would also allow the legislature to change session end date with a three-fifths vote in each chamber, and provide a special legislative session for up to 12 days to be called by the House speaker and Senate president. TBD
Kentucky 11/8/2022 Amendment 2 This constitutional amendment would create a new section to state that nothing in the state constitution protects or secures a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow ad valorem tax rates to be increased by a two-thirds vote of a taxing authority up to the maximum rate allowed by the constitution until the authorized rate expires. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to waive water charges for customers if water is lost due to water delivery infrastructure damages that were not caused by the customer's actions or failure to act. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would limit the increase of residential property in Orleans Parish to 10% of the property's assessed value from the prior year beginning in 2023. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment increases the portion of certain state funds that can be invested in stocks from 35% to 65%. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would allow classified service and civil service employees to publicly support the election campaigns of individuals in their immediate family when off duty. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would remove language from the state constitution that allows involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would remove the annual income recertification requirement to receive special assessment property tax rates for homeowners that are permanently and totally disabled. TBD
Louisiana 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would expand property tax exemptions for certain disabled veterans and extend property tax exemptions to the spouse of a deceased veteran with disabilities. TBD
Louisiana 12/10/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would require senate confirmation of gubernatorial appointees to the State Police Commission. TBD
Louisiana 12/10/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would require senate confirmation of gubernatorial appointees to the State Civil Service Commission, which regulates and administrates the state civil service system. TBD
Louisiana 12/10/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would prohibit local governments from allowing noncitizens to vote. TBD
Maryland 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would rename the Maryland Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Maryland and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals to the Appellate Court of Maryland. TBD
Maryland 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would increase from $15,000 to $25,000 the minimum amount in controversy that guarantees a right to a jury trial in civil cases. TBD
Maryland 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would require candidates for the state legislature maintain a primary place of abode in the district they wish to represent for at least six months prior to the date of their election or for as long as the district has been in existence and changing all gendered language in the amended sections to gender-neutral language. TBD
Maryland 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would legalize marijuana use for adults 21 years of age or older beginning in July 2023 and directing the Maryland State Legislature to pass laws for the use, distribution, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. TBD
Maryland 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would include Howard County in the list of counties that requires circuit court judges to serve on their respective county's orphan's court. TBD
Massachusetts 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment creates an additional income tax of 4% for income over $1 million, in addition to the existing 5% flat-rate income tax, and would dedicate revenue to education and transportation purposes. TBD
Missouri 11/8/2022 Amendment 1 This constitutional amendment allows the state treasurer to invest state funds in highly rated municipal securities and to authorize the state legislature to pass laws allowing the treasurer to invest in "other reasonable and prudent financial instruments and securities". TBD
Missouri 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would give the Missouri National Guard its own department within the state government. TBD
Missouri 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would permit the legislature to pass a law requiring localities to increase minimum funding, before December 31, 2026, for a police force established by a state board of police commissioners to ensure they have additional resources to serve their communities. TBD
Montana 11/8/2022 C-48 This constitutional amendment would require a search warrant to access electronic data or electronic communications. TBD
Montana 11/8/2022 Legislative Referendum 131 This statute would adopt the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act which states that infants born alive at any stage of development are legal persons; require medical care to be provided to infants born alive after an induced labor, cesarean section, attempted abortion, or another method, and establish a $50,000 fine and/or 20 years in prison as the maximum penalty for violating the law. Definitions provided for "born alive," "health care provider," and "medical facility. TBD
New Hampshire 11/8/2022 Resolution 21 This constitutional amendment would make the local registers of probate a non-elected position. TBD
New Hampshire 11/8/2022 Article 100(b) This measure would ask voters if the state should hold a constitutional convention to propose revisions and amendments to the state’s constitution. TBD
New Mexico 11/8/2020 TBD This constitutional amendment would permit the legislature to appropriate state funds or resources to provide for infrastructure for internet, energy, water, wastewater, or other similar services for primarily residential purposes. TBD
New Mexico 11/8/2020 TBD This constitutional amendment would provide that an appointed judge shall be up for election at the first general election one year after being appointed. At the election, the winning candidate would serve the remainder of the term in effect. TBD
Oregon 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would deem clinically appropriate and affordable health care a fundamental right. TBD
Oregon 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would repeal language in the state constitution allowing slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishments. TBD
Oregon 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would disqualify state legislators from re-election following the end of their term if they are absent from 10 legislative floor sessions without permission or excuse. TBD
South Dakota 6/7/2022 Constitutional Amendment C This constitutional amendment would require a three-fifths vote requirement for certain initiated or legislature-approved constitutional amendments and initiated or legislature-referred measures. Failed
South Dakota 11/8/2020 Constitutional Amendment D This constitutional amendment would expand Medicaid eligibility to persons over age 18 and under 65 whose income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, plus 5% of the federal poverty level for the applicable family size as provided in federal law. TBD
South Dakota 11/8/2020 Initiated Measure 27 This statute would legalize marijuana use, possession, and distribution for individuals 21 and over. TBD
South Dakota 11/8/2020 Initiated Measure 28 This statute would expand Medicaid eligibility in South Dakota, requiring the State to provide Medicaid benefits to any person over age 18 and under 65 whose income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level and who meets other eligibility requirements in federal law. TBD
Tennessee 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would prohibit any person, corporation, association, or this state or its political subdivisions to deny or attempt to deny employment to any person by reason of the person's membership in, affiliation with, resignation from, or refusal to join or affiliate with any labor union or employee organization. TBD
Tennessee 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would clarify that while slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited in the state, duly convicted inmates will not be prohibited from working. TBD
Tennessee 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment establishes the line of succession for Acting Governor. TBD
Tennessee 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would remove a section of the Tennessee Constitution that disqualifies religious ministers from being elected to the Tennessee General Assembly. TBD
Texas 5/7/2022 Proposition 1 This constitutional amendment would permit the legislature to reduce the property tax limit for school maintenance and operations taxes imposed on the homesteads of elderly or disabled residents to reflect any tax rate reduction enacted by law from the preceding tax year. Passed
Texas 5/7/2022 Proposition 2 This constitutional amendment would increase the homestead exemption for school district property taxes from $25,000 to $40,000. Passed
Utah 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would increase the limit on appropriations the state legislature can make in an emergency session called by legislative leaders from 1% of the previous fiscal year's budget to 5%, exempt emergency federal funding from the limit, and exempt any appropriations that decrease total spending for the year from the limit. TBD
Vermont 11/8/2022 Proposal 2 This constitutional amendment would clarify that slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited in the state. TBD
Vermont 11/8/2022 Proposal 5 This constitutional amendment would guarantee that an individual's right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one's own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means TBD
West Virginia 11/8/2022 Education Accountability Amendment This constitutional amendment would clarify that the policy-making and rule-making authority of the State Board of Education is subject to legislative review, approval, amendment, or rejection. TBD
West Virginia 11/8/2022 Property Tax Modernization Amendment This constitutional amendment would authorize the legislature to exempt tangible machinery and equipment personal property and tangible inventory personal property directly used in business activity from ad valorem property taxation by general law. TBD
West Virginia 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would signify that no state court has jurisdiction to intervene in impeachment proceedings of the West Virginia House of Delegates or the state Senate. TBD
West Virginia 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would remove the prohibition on incorporating religious denominations and churches and authorize the state legislature to provide for the incorporation of churches or religious denominations by law. TBD
Wyoming 11/8/2022 Constitutional Amendment A This constitutional amendment would allow the funds of counties, cities and other political subdivisions to be invested in equities to the extent and in the manner the legislature may allow by law. Any law authorizing the investment of specified political subdivision funds in equities would require a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature. TBD
Wyoming 11/8/2022 TBD This constitutional amendment would increase the mandatory judicial retirement age from 70 to 75 for state supreme court justices and district court judges. TBD