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Libertarian positions on state ballot measures

Libertarian-leaning voters have more than just candidates to vote for this election.

Ballot measures will appear on 38 statewide ballots this year, allowing voters to directly determine government policy.

Here's how voters who want less government may choose to vote. Note that these are merely one set of opinions, not officially-endorsed positions of the Libertarian Party.

Alabama
Vote NO Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust Amendment, Amendment 1
Would extend payments made to the Forever Wild Land Trust.
Vote NO Alabama General Obligation Bond Amendment, Amendment 2
Would allow the state to issue general obligation bonds.
Vote NO Alabama Baldwin County Stockton Landmark District Amendment, Amendment 3
Would define a landmark district within the county.
Vote YES Alabama Segregation Reference Ban Amendment, Amendment 4
Would remove outdated Jim Crow segregationist language from state Constitution.
Mixed Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment, Amendment 5
Would transfer water and sewer assets and liabilities from the City of Richard to the City of Mobile. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Vote YES Alabama Health Care Amendment, Amendment 6
Would prohibit mandatory participation in any health care system.
Mixed Alabama Secret Ballot Amendment, Amendment 7
Would guarantee the right to a secret ballot in votes of employee representation and public votes on referenda and public office. Libertarians may value ballot secrecy, but may also want to refrain from making this preference mandatory in the private sector.
Vote YES Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment, Amendment 8
Would provide that the compensation paid to legislators would not increase during term of office.
Vote NO Alabama Business Privilege Tax Amendment, Amendment 9
Would allow the state legislature to implement a business privilege tax on corporations among other provisions.
Mixed Alabama Banking Amendment, Amendment 10
Changes several constitutional provisions regarding banking. Libertarians might like its mandate that the legislature may not open or bail out a bank, but might also dislike the removal of language that specifies payment in gold and silver.
Vote YES Alabama Lawrence County Amendment, Amendment 11
Would prohibit a municipality that is outside of Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance or regulation.
Alaska
Mixed Alaska Constitutional Convention Question, Ballot Measure 1
Would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. Libertarians could view such a convention as an opportunity to maximize liberty, or as a dangerous tool to increase government power.
Vote NO Alaska Transportation Project Bonds Question, Bonding Proposition A
Would allow for a general obligation bond to be issued for the purpose of transportation projects in the state.
Arizona
Vote YES Arizona Crime Victims Protection Act Amendment, Proposition 114
Would prohibit crime victims from being subject to a claim for damages for causing harm to a person if that person is killed or injured when engaging in, or fleeing after, a felony crime.
Mixed Arizona Judicial Selection Amendment, Proposition 115
Would modify of the Appellate and Trial Court Commissions in several ways. Libertarians may have many different views about how existing government structures should be organized.
Vote YES Arizona Property Tax Break For Business Equipment Amendment, Proposition 116
Would give businesses in the state a break on property taxes on newly acquired business equipment.
Mixed Arizona Property Tax Assessed Valuation Amendment, Proposition 117
Would limit the annual growth in the limited property value of locally assessed properties.
Mixed Arizona Permanent Funds Amendment, Proposition 118
Would mandate a fixed percentage annual distribution from the Permanent Fund to increase public education funding.
Vote NO Arizona State Trust Land Amendment, Proposition 119
Would authorize the legislature to enact a process to exchange trust land if the exchange is related to protecting military installations and managing lands.
Mixed Arizona Declaration of State Sovereignty Amendment, Proposition 120
Would declare state sovereignty, rather than federal control, over the state's public lands and natural resources.
Vote NO Arizona Top-Two Primary Initiative, Proposition 121
Would implement a top-two style open primary system, likely excluding third-party candidates from general elections.
Vote NO Arizona Sales Tax Renewal Amendment, Proposition 204
Would renew a 2010 voter-approved one-cent sales tax to provide education funding.
Arkansas
Vote NO Arkansas Sales Tax Increase Amendment, Issue 1
Would implement a half-percent sales tax to fund a statewide four-lane highway system.
Vote NO Arkansas Redevelopment Project Question, Issue 2
Would authorize cities and counties to create districts within that county for redevelopment projects.
Vote YES Arkansas Casino Amendment, Issue 3
Would allow 24-hour casinos in seven state counties.
Vote YES Arkansas Casino Amendment, Issue 4
Would allow casinos in the state.
Vote YES Arkansas Medical Marijuana Question, Issue 5
Would allow the use of marijuana by people who choose to use it for medical purposes.
California
Vote NO California Proposition 30, Sales and Income Tax Increase
Would progressively increase income taxes in several brackets, retroactively to the beginning of 2012.
Vote NO California Proposition 31, Two-Year State Budget Cycle
Would create a 2-year budget cycle that is vulnerable to manipulations that would result in an imbalanced budget despite provisions that force spending reductions; creates expensive new spending and regulatory programs. 
Vote YES California Proposition 32, the "Paycheck Protection" Initiative
Bans corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates, bans contributions by government contractors to the politicians who control contracts awarded to them, and bans automatic payroll deductions to be used for politics.
Vote YES California Proposition 33, Automobile Insurance. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage
Would allow insurers to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried insurance coverage with any insurance company.
Vote YES California Proposition 34, the End the Death Penalty Initiative
Would retroactvely repeal the death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Vote NO California Proposition 35, Ban on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery
Would potentially abridge the rights of consensual sex workers.
Vote YES California Proposition 36, Changes in the "Three Strikes" Law
Would revise the state's "Three Strikes" law so that some types of non-serious, non-violent offenders may not face a mandatory life sentence.
Vote NO
California Proposition 37, Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food
While Libertarians may value the labeling of genetically engineered food, government regulation is not the answer.
Vote NO California Proposition 38, State Income Tax Increase to Support Education
Would increase state income tax rates for most Californians, with revenues primarily targeted to public education.
Vote NO California Proposition 39, Income Tax Increase for Multistate Businesses
Would increase taxes on out-of-state businesses, with revenues primarily targeted to construction and green energy jobs.
No position
California Proposition 40, Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan
Would maintain intact the work of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Colorado
Vote YES Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 64
Would legalize the use and possession of, at most, an ounce of marijuana for residents who are 21 and older, and allow the state to regulate retail sales of the drug.
Vote NO Colorado Corporate Contributions Amendment, Amendment 65
Would urge the state to curtail contributions and expenditures in state and national elections.
Vote NO Colorado State Personnel System Amendment, Amendment S
Would alter eligibility and testing requirements for state personnel.
Florida
Vote YES Florida Health Care, Amendment 1
Would prevent laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage.
Vote YES Florida Veterans Property Tax, Amendment 2
Would allow for property tax discounts for disabled veterans.
Vote NO Florida State Revenue Limitation, Amendment 3
This amendment waters down the existing state revenue increase limitations, and gives the state legislature more authority to bend and break their own rules.
Vote YES Florida Property Tax, Amendment 4
Would prohibit increases in the assessed value of homestead property if the fair market value of the property decreases.
Vote NO Florida Supreme Court, Amendment 5
Would modify the existing State Supreme Court in several ways.
Vote YES Florida Abortion, Amendment 6
Regardless of your position on abortion, we should all agree that our tax dollars should not be used toward that end.
Vote NO Florida Religious Freedom, Amendment 8
Would prevent individuals from being barred from participating in public programs if they choose to use public funds at a religious provider.
Vote YES Florida Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses, Amendment 9
Would allow property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty.
Vote YES Florida Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption, Amendment 10
Would provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property that's value is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000.
Vote YES Florida Senior Homestead Tax Exemption, Amendment 11
Would allow additional tax exemptions on the homes of low-income seniors.
Vote NO Florida Appointment Process for State University System Board of Governors Revision, Amendment 12
Would require the creation of a council of state university student body presidents.
Georgia
Mixed Georgia Charter Schools, Amendment 1
Would allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities. Libertarians may favor giving parents more options but may disapprove of encouraging them to move their kids out of home and private schools and into government-funded, government-controlled schools.
Vote NO Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements, Amendment 2
Would give the State Properties Commission the authority to enter into multiyear lease agreements.
Hawaii
Vote NO Hawaii Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment
Would authorize the state to issue special purpose revenue bonds to fund safety standards compliance for dam and reservoir owners.
Mixed Hawaii Appointment of Retired Judges Amendment
Would authorize the the chief justice of the Supreme Court to appoint retired judges to temporary stations. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Idaho
Vote YES Idaho Teachers' Collective Bargaining Veto Referendums, Prop. 1
Would retain legislation that limits collective barganing for public school teachers.
Vote YES Idaho Teachers' Collective Bargaining Veto Referendums, Prop. 2
Would retain legislation authorizing pay based on performance for public school teachers.
Mixed Idaho Online Learning Veto Referendum, Proposition 3
Would retain legislation that requires provision of computing devices and online courses in public high schools. Libertarians may decide that technological options in public schools may significantly reduce other education costs, but may still disapprove of the requirement for a specific type of education expenditure.
Vote YES Idaho Hunting and Fishing Amendment, HJR 2
Would add to the Idaho Constitution the right to hunt, fish and trap in the state as a preferred private means of wildlife management.
Mixed Idaho State Prison Control Amendment, SJR 102
Would allow the State Board of Correction control, direction, and management of adult felony probation and parole. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Illinois
Vote YES Illinois Public Pension Amendment, HJRCA 49
Would require a three-fifths approval by the General Assembly, city councils, and school districts that wish to increase the pension benefits of their employees.
Kansas
Mixed Kansas Boat Property Tax Amendment, HCR 5017
Would allow state legislators to classify and tax watercraft on a basis different from other property. Libertarians may favor the possibility of a decrease in tax liability, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites regarding who pays taxes.
Kentucky
Vote YES Kentucky Hunting and Fishing Amendment, House Bill 1
Would protect the right of residents to hunt and fish in the state as a preferred private means of wildlife management.
Louisiana
Vote NO Louisiana Medicaid Trust Fund, Amendment 1
Would protect the state medicaid trust fund from budget cuts.
Vote YES Louisiana Right to Bear Arms, Amendment 2
Would add the rights to acquire, transport, carry, transfer, and use firearms in addition to the existing right to keep and bear them.
Vote YES Louisiana Public Retirement Bill Filing, Amendment 3
Would require more advance filing for bills involving public employee retirement.
Mixed Louisiana Property Tax Exemption for Veterans' Spouses, Amendment 4
Would provide property tax exemptions to certain veterans' spouses. Libertarians may favor a decrease in tax liability, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites regarding who pays taxes.
Vote YES Louisiana Retirement Benefits, Amendment 5
Would allow the legislature to deny retirement benefits to any public employee or official who commits a felony related to their office.
Mixed Louisiana New Iberia Property Tax Exemption, Amendment 6
Would authorize the city of New Iberia to grant contracts for the exemption of property annexed by the city. Libertarians may favor a decrease in tax liability, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites regarding who pays taxes.
Mixed Louisiana Boards and Commissions Restructuring, Amendment 7
Would restructure the composition of various constitutional boards and commissions. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Mixed Louisiana Business Property Tax Exemption, Amendment 8
Would allow local governments to opt-in to property tax exemptions for non-manufacturing businesses that meet certain criteria. Libertarians may favor a decrease in tax liability, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites regarding who pays taxes.
Vote YES Louisiana Special District Creation, Amendment 9
Would make it more difficult for the legislature to create special districts related to local or special laws.
Maine
Vote YES Maine Same-Sex Marriage Question, Question 1
Would overturn a voter-approved 2009 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in the state.
Vote NO Maine Community College Bond Question, Question 2
Would allow for an $11 million bond for higher education in order to expand the state's community college system.
Vote NO Maine Water Access and Wildlife Question, Question 3
Would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state.
Vote NO Maine Transportation Bond Question, Question 4
Would allow for a $51 million transportation bond.
Vote NO Maine Water and Sewer Bond Question, Question 5
Would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state.
Maryland
Vote NO Maryland Orphans' Court Judge Qualifications Amendment, Prince George's County, Question 1
Would require judges of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County to have been admitted to practice law in Maryland and be in good standing with the Maryland Bar.
Vote NO Maryland Orphans' Court Judge Qualifications Amendment, Baltimore County, Question 2
Would require judges of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore County to have been admitted to practice law in Maryland and be in good standing with the Maryland Bar.
Vote YES Maryland Elected Officials Removal from Office Amendment, Question 3
Would allow for elected officials to be suspended when found guilty of certain crimes.
Mixed Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, Question 4
Would allow undocumented immigrants whose parents pay taxes to pay in-state or in-county tuition at Maryland colleges. Libertarians may view this as expanding an entitlement, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites among state residents.
Vote NO Maryland Redistricting Referendum, Question 5
Would approve severely gerrymandered redistricting.
Vote YES Maryland Same-Sex Civil Marriage Referendum, Question 6
Would allow same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license in the state beginning January 1, 2013, and protect clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs.
Mixed Maryland Gaming Expansion Question, Question 7
Would allow one additional casino to be constructed in Prince George's County and would expand the type of games allowed at existing casinos. Libertarians may approve of removing gaming restrictions but disapprove of the state's managerial role.
Massachusetts
Vote NO
Massachusetts "Right to Repair" Initiative, Question 1
Would require automobile manufacturers to provide information directly to consumers and repair shops needed to repair cars. While this may be desirable, it sets a dangerous precedent that could potentially encroach the property rights of many businesses. A compromise bill was already negotiated and passed by the legislature after this measure was committed to be on the ballot.
Vote YES Massachusetts "Death with Dignity" Initiative, Question 2
Would allow for a terminally ill patient to be given lethal drugs.
Vote YES Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, Question 3
Would legalize the use of medical marijuana in the state.
Michigan
Vote NO Michigan Emergency Manager Referendum, Proposal 1
Would authorize the governor to appoint an emergency financial manager with broad planning powers.
Vote NO Michigan "Protect Our Jobs" Amendment, Proposal 2
Would add the right to collective bargaining for public and private sector employees to the state constitution.
Vote NO Michigan Renewable Energy Amendment, Proposal 3
Would mandate that by 2025, 25% of the state's electricity must come form renewable resources.
Vote NO Michigan Home Health Care Amendment, Proposal 4
Would place features of the Michigan Quality Community Care Council in the state constitution, and provide home health care providers with limited collective bargaining.
Vote YES Michigan Taxation Amendment, Proposal 5
Would require that increases in state taxes must be approved by either a 2/3 majority in the Legislature or by a statewide vote.
Vote YES Michigan International Bridge Initiative, Proposal 6
Would require voters to approve any new bridge or tunnel from Michigan to Canada.
Minnesota
Vote NO Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment, Amendment 1
Would define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution as between one man and one woman in the state.
Vote NO Minnesota Voter Identification Amendment, Amendment 2
Would require that all voters in the state show photo identification before voting.
Missouri
Mixed Missouri Judicial Appointment Amendment, Amendment 3
Would grant the governor the power to appoint 4 persons to the Appellate Judicial Commission, the body responsible for choosing nominees for the Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Mixed Missouri Municipal Police Amendment, Proposition A
Would require that all municipal police forces or departments be controlled by the local governing body rather than the state. Libertarians may prefer more local control to state control as a rule, and favor estimated spending reductions, but may also object to the governing procedures and requirements the measure would implement, and to the decreased transparency that local control would allow.
Vote NO Missouri Tobacco Tax Initiative, Proposition B
Would create the Health and Education Trust Fund with the revenue generated from taxes on tobacco products.
Vote YES Missouri Health Care Exchange Question, Proposition E
Would prohibit the establishment, creation, or operation of a health insurance exchange unless it is created by a legislative act.
Montana
Mixed Montana Parental Notification Measure, LR-120
Would require parental notification before a minor has an abortion. Libertarians may differ on rights of minors versus rights of parents in this case.
Mixed Montana Proof of Citizenship Question, LR-121
Would require proof of citizenship in order for a person to receive certain services provided by the state. Libertarians may approve of limiting entitlements, but may disapprove of policy that mandates personal identification.
Vote YES Montana Health Care Measure, LR-122
Would allow residents in the state the choice to decide if they want health insurance or not, and which health insurance to buy if they choose to do so.
Vote NO Montana Medical Marijuana Veto Referendum, IR-124
Would place a more strict revision of an approved 2004 medical marijuana measure to a vote, instead of implementing the more permissive law.
Mixed Montana Corporate Contributions Initiative, I-166
Would seek to prohibit corporate contributions and expenditures in state and national elections. Libertarians may approve of corporate contributions to elections and may disapprove of targeting corporations while allowing unions and cartels to influence elections. But they may disapprove of corporate contributions on grounds that only individuals have election rights or that some corporations may be government contractors and should not be permitted to influence elections.
Nebraska
Vote YES Nebraska Grounds for Impeachment Amendment, Amendment 1
Would make any misdemeanor while in pursuit of office grounds for impeachment of a civil officer.
Vote YES Nebraska Hunting and Fishing Amendment, Amendment 2
Would protect the right of residents to hunt and fish in the state as a preferred private means of wildlife management.
Vote NO Nebraska Term Limits Amendment, Amendment 3
Would raise state legislative term limits from two to three consecutive terms.
Vote NO Nebraska Legislative Salary Amendment, Amendment 4
Would raise state legislative salaries to $22,500 a year, effective January 9, 2013 if approved.
Nevada
Vote NO Nevada Special Session Amendment, Question 1
Would provide that the Nevada Legislature may convene a special legislative session on "extraordinary occasions."
New Hampshire
Vote YES New Hampshire Income Tax Amendment, CACR 13
Would ban new taxes on personal income.
Mixed New Hampshire State Court Amendment, CACR 26
Would limit the chief justice of the state supreme court's ability to be the administrative head of all rulings in the state. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Mixed New Hampshire Constitutional Convention Question
Would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. Libertarians could view such a convention as an opportunity to maximize liberty, or as a dangerous tool to increase government power.
New Mexico
Vote NO New Mexico Senior Citizen Facility Improvement Bonds, Bond Question A
Would authorize bonds to make capital expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvements.
Vote NO New Mexico Library Acquisition and Construction Bonds, Bond Question B
Would authorize bonds to make capital expenditures for public library resource acquisitions.
Vote NO New Mexico Higher Education and Special Schools Bonds, Bond Question C
Would authorize bonds to make capital expenditures for certain higher education improvements.
Mixed New Mexico Judicial Standards Amendment, Constitutional Amendment 1
Would add two members to the Judicial Standards Commission. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Vote NO New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Qualifications Amendment, Constitutional Amendment 2
Would raise the qualifications required to be public regulation commissioner.
Mixed New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Corporation Chartering Amendment, Constitutional Amendment 3
Would remove the job of chartering corporations from the Public Regulations Commission to the New Mexico Secretary of State. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Mixed New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Insurance Division Amendment, Constitutional Amendment 4
Would remove insurance division from the Public Regulations Commission, and make it an independent entity. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Mixed New Mexico Public Defender Office Amendment, Constitutional Amendment 5
Would make the office of state public defender separate from the state government. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
New Jersey
Vote NO New Jersey State College Bond Issue, Public Question 1
Would allow the state to borrow $750 million for buildings and upgrades at the state's colleges.
Vote YES New Jersey Judicial Salary and Benefits Amendment, Public Question 2
Would mandate that more contributions from judges' and justices' salaries be given for judicial pensions and health care.
North Dakota
Vote YES North Dakota Poll Tax Amendment, Measure 1
Would revoke the authority for the poll tax.
Vote YES North Dakota Oaths of Office Amendment, Measure 2
Would require the governor and other executive officials to take an oath of office.
Mixed North Dakota Farming and Ranching Amendment, Measure 3
Would block any law "which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices." Libertarians may support self-determination in agricultural methods, but may also be wary of a blanket law that discounts the possibility that some methods could potentially produce severe externalities that harm the property of others.
Vote NO North Dakota Smoking Ban Initiative, Measure 4
Would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces.
Mixed North Dakota Prevention of Animal Cruelty Initiative, Measure 5
Would make it a class C felony for an individual to maliciously harm a living dog, cat or horse. Libertarians may have conflicting views on broad animal welfare laws and penalties.
Ohio
Vote NO Ohio Constitutional Convention Question, Issue 1
Would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. The current General Assembly controlled by the Ohio Republican Party, which has shown itself over and over again to be opposed to basic voter rights and election fairness, would have far too much power over the process to ensure a fair outcome.
Vote YES
Ohio Redistricting Amendment, Issue 2
Would create a 12-person citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps.
Oklahoma
Vote YES Oklahoma Property Tax Amendment, State Question 758
Would prevent annual increases in property taxes in the state.
Vote YES Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment, State Question 759
Would ban affirmative action programs in the state, and would prohibit special treatment based on race or sex in public employment, education and contracts.
Mixed Oklahoma Governor in the Parole Process Amendment, State Question 762
Would decrease the power that the the Oklahoma Governor has in the parole process in the state for nonviolent crimes. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Vote NO Oklahoma Reserve Fund Amendment, State Question 764
Would allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to issue bonds to provide a reserve fund for that board.
Vote YES Oklahoma Public Welfare Department Amendment, State Question 765
Would abolish the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Vote YES Oklahoma Intangible Tax Ban Amendment, State Question 766
Would abolish property taxes on intangible personal property.
Oregon
Vote NO Oregon Catastrophic Disaster Amendment, Measure 77
Would grant constitutional authority to declare a "catastrophic disaster" and suspend constitutional spending restrictions.
Mixed Oregon Government Branches Amendment, Measure 78
Would change the terminology in the state Constitution for the three state government branches. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Vote YES Oregon Real Estate Transfer Tax Amendment, Measure 79
Would prohibit real estate transfer taxes.
Vote YES Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Initiative, Measure 80
Would create a seven-person statewide cannabis commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of cannabis.
Vote NO Oregon Gillnet Fishing Initiative, Measure 81
Would ban Columbia River commercial salmon fishing with gillnets by non-tribal persons and allow the use of seine nets instead.
Vote YES Oregon Privately-Owned Casinos Amendment, Measure 82
Would authorize privately-owned casinos.
Mixed Oregon Multnomah County Casino Initiative, Measure 83
Would authorize a single privately-owned casino in Multnomah County.  Libertarians may approve of removing gaming restrictions but disapprove of the state's managerial role.
Vote YES Oregon Estate Tax Phase-Out Initiative, Measure 84
Would phase out estate/inheritance tax, tax on death-related property transfers, and tax on property transfers between family members.
Vote NO Oregon Corporate Tax "Kicker" Funds for Education Initiative, Measure 85
Would allocate the corporate income and excise tax "kicker" refund to public education.
Rhode Island
Mixed Rhode Island Casino Gambling Amendment, Question 1
Would authorize a Lincoln casino to offer state-operated casino gaming, such as table games. Libertarians may approve of the expansion of allowed gaming options, but disapprove of the state's managerial role.
Mixed Rhode Island Newport Grand Casino Amendment, Question 2
Would authorize a Newport casino to offer state-operated casino gaming, such as table games. Libertarians may approve of the expansion of allowed gaming options, but disapprove of the state's managerial role.
Vote NO Rhode Island Higher Education Bonds Question, Question 3
Would authorize bonds for renovations and modernization of academic buildings at Rhode Island College.
Vote NO Rhode Island Newport Veterans' Home Bond Question, Question 4
Would authorize the state government to issue bonds for the construction of a new veterans' home and renovations to existing facilities.
Vote NO Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Bond Question, Question 5
Would authorize bonds for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects.
Vote NO Rhode Island Newport Environmental Management Bonds Question, Question 6
Would authorize bonds for environmental and recreational purposes.
Vote NO Rhode Island Affordable House Bonds Question, Question 7
Would authorize bonds for affordable housing.
South Carolina
Mixed South Carolina Gubernatorial Elections, Amendment 1
Would require that candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
South Dakota
Mixed South Dakota Corporate Language Amendment, Constitutional Amendment M
Would modernize language dealing with corporations. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Vote NO South Dakota Legislative Travel Reimbursement Amendment, Constitutional Amendment N
Would repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session.
Vote NO South Dakota Cement-Plant Trust Amendment, Constitutional Amendment O
Would increase how much money is taken from the state's cement-plant trust fund each year to fund public education.
Vote YES South Dakota Budget Balance Amendment, Constitutional Amendment P
Would make clear in the South Dakota Constitution that the state budget must be balanced.
Vote NO South Dakota Tax Revenues for Grants Referendum, Referred Law 14
Would repeal a law that would dedicate part of tax revenues for grants to some business projects in the state.
Vote YES South Dakota Teachers Union Veto Referendum, Referred Law 16
Would retain legislation authorizing pay based on performance for public school teachers.
Vote NO South Dakota Sales Tax Increase Measure, Initiated Measure 15
Would implement a 1 percent sales tax increase, from 4 to 5 percent, that would begin in 2013.
Utah
Vote NO Utah Severance Tax Amendment, Constitutional Amendment A
Would require that a portion of the revenue from all of the state's severance taxes be deposited into the permanent state trust fund beginning July 1, 2016.
Mixed Utah Military Property Tax Exemption Amendment, Constitutional Amendment B
Would exempt military personnel from paying state property taxes. Libertarians may favor a decrease in tax liability, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites regarding who pays taxes.
Virginia
Vote YES Virginia Eminent Domain Amendment, Question 1
Would prohibit eminent domain from being used for private enterprise, job creation, tax revenue generation or economic development.
Mixed Virginia Veto Session Amendment, Question 2
Would allow the legislature to delay the start of their veto session by up to one week. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.
Washington
Vote YES Washington Two-Thirds Vote Required to Raise Taxes, Initiative 1185
Mixed Washington Charter School Initiative, Initiative 1240
Would allow 40 public charter schools in the state over the next five years. Libertarians may favor giving parents more options but may disapprove of encouraging them to move their kids out of home and private schools and into government-funded, government-controlled schools.
Vote YES Washington Same-Sex Marriage Veto Referendum, Referendum 74
Would approve legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in the state of Washington.
Vote YES Washington Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, Initiative 502
Would legalize the production, possession, delivery and distribution of marijuana.
Vote YES Washington State Debt Amendment, SJR 8221
Would phase-down the debt limit percentage in three steps from nine to eight percent.
Vote NO Washington Public University Investments Amendment, SJR 8223
Would allow state research universities to invest funds.
Mixed Washington Omnibus Tax Preference Measure, Advisory Vote 1
Would approve the elimination of tax deductions for residential loans. Libertarians may favor a decrease in tax liability, but may also dislike policy that plays favorites regarding who pays taxes.
Vote NO Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Measure, Advisory Vote 2
Would delay the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's funding to July 1, 2020.
West Virginia
Vote NO
West Virginia County Sheriff Term Limit Amendment, Amendment 1
Would end term limits for county sheriffs.
Wyoming
Vote YES Wyoming Health Care Amendment, Constitutional Amendment A
Would prohibit any federal or state law, rule, or administrative decision to compel participation in any health care system.
Vote YES Wyoming Hunting Rights Amendment, Constitutional Amendment B
Would recognize and preserve the heritage of Wyoming citizens' opportunity to harvest wild birds, fish and game.
Mixed Wyoming District Court Commissioners Amendment, Constitutional Amendment C
Would allow a district court commissioner to perform additional duties assigned by a district court judge. There does not appear to be a clear libertarian position.