A recent Mini-Poll asked our readers to register their opinions on some of the issues and initiatives on the ballots of other states. MayorSlay.com did a quick and dirty search this morning to see how these issues fared.
An Arkansas ban on unmarried couples adopting or fostering children PASSED.
A Nebraska ban on affirmative action programs by public agencies and institutions PASSED.
An Oregon cap on the number of years students may be educated in public schools in languages other than English is FAILING, though Oregon is still counting ballots.
Michigan measure to permit the cultivation and use of marijuana for some medical purposes PASSED.
A California measure to put victims of crime first in line for restitution PASSED.
An Oregon measure that would set mandatory minimum sentences for some drug and property crimes and for identity theft; and would make auto theft a felony is PASSING, though Oregon is still counting ballots.
A Connecticut measure to allow some 17 years olds to vote PASSED.
A Hawaii measure to lower the minimum age qualification to be governor FAILED.
Maryland voters APPROVED early voting in that state.
New Mexico voters APPROVED a requirement that school board elections in that state’s largest school district be conducted by mail.
South Dakota voters RETAINED term limits on their state reps and state senators.
A measure to establish open primaries and run-offs for all Oregon political offices is PASSING, but Oregon is still counting ballots.
South Dakota voters REFUSED to further restrict abortions in that state.
Minnesota voters APPROVED a sales tax increase to fund land conservation, water quality, and the arts.