Results: Midterms 2018 Ballot Issues

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Source: Fair Vote, “Ranked Choice Voting in States,” fairvote.org (accessed Nov. 1, 2018)

ProCon.org provides pro, con, and related research on dozens of important topics. Several of those issues appeared before voters on Election Day, November 6, 2018. Ballot issues that overlap with ProCon.org issues appear below. All ballot descriptions are from the nonpartisan organization Ballotpedia.

ALABAMA
Amendment 2 – States that the Alabama Constitution recognizes and supports the sanctity of unborn life and does not protect abortion – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should abortion be legal? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and official religious perspectives, along with a detailed history of the debate.]

ARIZONA
Proposition 127 – Requires 50 percent of energy to come from renewable sources by 2030 – FAILED
[ProCon.org: Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and US energy use details, along with an illustrated timeline of the history of fossil fuels and alternative energies.]

ARKANSAS
Issue 5 – Increases the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2021 – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should the minimum wage be increased? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state minimum wage details, along with a detailed history of the debate.]

CALIFORNIA
Proposition 7 – Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Top 3 Pros and Cons of Daylight Saving Time – Pro and con quotes from experts.]

COLORADO
Proposition 112 – Mandates that new oil and gas development projects, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as vulnerable – FAILED
[ProCon.org: Should the United States use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas? – Pro and con quotes from experts.]

FLORIDA
Amendment 4 – Restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should felons who have completed their sentence (incarceration, probation, and parole) be allowed to vote? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state details on felon re-enfranchisement. Includes illustrated timeline of felon voting history, international comparison of felon voting laws, and the number of people by state who cannot vote due to a felony conviction.]

IDAHO
Proposition 2 – Expands Medicaid under the ACA – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) good for America? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and non-partisan information about the ACA, Medicaid, insurance, and taxes.]

MICHIGAN
Proposal 1 – Legalizes marijuana for recreational use – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should recreational marijuana be legal? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state research on legal recreational marijuana programs.]

MISSOURI
Amendment 2 – Legalizes marijuana for medical purposes – PASSED
Amendment 3, Proposition C – Legalizes marijuana for medical purposes – FAILED
[ProCon.org: Should marijuana be medical option? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state research on legal medical marijuana programs, along with a detailed historical timeline of marijuana as medicine.]

Proposition B – Increases the minimum wage to $12 – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should the minimum wage be increased? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state minimum wage details, along with a detailed history of the debate.]

NEBRASKA
Initiative 427 – Expands Medicaid under the ACA – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) good for America? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and non-partisan information about the ACA, Medicaid, insurance, and taxes.]

NEVADA
Question 6 – Requires 50 percent of energy to come from renewable sources by 2030 – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and US energy use details, along with an illustrated timeline of the history of fossil fuels and alternative energies.]

NORTH CAROLINA
LRCA [Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment] Voter ID Amendment – Requires a photo ID to vote in person – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should voters be required to show a photo identification in order to vote? – Pro and con quotes from 2016 presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Bernie Sanders.]

NORTH DAKOTA
Measure 3 – Removes marijuana and other products from list of controlled substances and provides for automatic expungement of convictions from legalized controlled substances – FAILED
[ProCon.org: Should recreational marijuana be legal? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state research on legal recreational marijuana programs.]

OREGON
Measure 105 – Repeals law forbidding state resources from being used to apprehend persons violating federal immigration laws – FAILED
[ProCon.org: Should state or local governments help enforce federal immigration laws? – Pro and con quotes from experts.]

Measure 106 – Prohibits public funds from being spent on abortions – FAILED
[ProCon.org: Should abortion be legal? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and official religious perspectives, along with a detailed history of the debate.]

UTAH
Proposition 2 – Legalizes the medical use of marijuana – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should marijuana be a medical option? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and state-by-state research on legal medical marijuana programs, along with a detailed historical timeline of marijuana as medicine.]

Proposition 3 – Expands Medicaid under the ACA – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) good for America? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and non-partisan information about the ACA, Medicaid, insurance, and taxes.]

WASHINGTON
Initiative 1639 – Implements changes to gun ownership and purchase requirements – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should more gun control measures be enacted? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and related information including gun ownership rates and a detailed look at gun laws in America.]

WEST VIRGINIA
Amendment 1 – States that there is no right to abortion or abortion funding in the state constitution – PASSED
[ProCon.org: Should abortion be legal? – Pro and con arguments, quotes, and official religious perspectives, along with a detailed history of the debate.]