2022 Ballot Measures to Watch Series

All the measures we tracked for the 2022 ballot measure landscape.

On Ballot:

StateBISC’s PositionTitleBallot Measure Campaign
AlaskaOpposeMeasure 1A “yes” vote supports holding a state constitutional convention. A “no” vote opposes holding a state constitutional convention. A constitutional convention consists of elected delegates that propose changes to the state’s constitution. Any proposed changes, including a rewritten constitution, must be approved by voters.
ArizonaOpposeProposition 309Requiring state, federal, or tribal issued photo-ID to vote in-person, early, and by mail. Required affidavits to be completed for early voting.
ArizonaOpposeProposition 132Makes changes to the initiative process in the state of Arizona; supermajority vote requirement for tax measures
ArizonaOpposeProposition 128Reform Voter Protection Act; Empowering the Legislature to amend, divert funds from, or supersede an initiative or referendum approved by voters when the measure is found to contain illegal or unconstitutional language by the state supreme court or the US Supreme Court.
ArizonaOpposeProposition 129Single-subject requirement for ballot initiatives
ArizonaSupportProposition 308Allowing non-citizen students to receive in-state college tuition
ArizonaSupportProposition 209Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act: Limits interest rate on certain medical debt
ArkansasOpposeIssue 2Constitutional amendments proposed shall be approved when receiving at least sixty percent (60%) of the votes cast
ArkansasSupportIssue 4Legalize Recreational Marijuana
CaliforniaSupportProposition 1Reproductive Freedom Act: Right to reproductive freedom, including abortion treatment and contraceptives
CaliforniaSupportProposition 30Clean Cars Act: Corporate taxes to fund electric vehicles and wildfire mitigation
ColoradoSupportProposition FFSchool Meals Funding: Reduces income tax deductions to fund the Healthy School Meals Program for All, providing free meals to all students
ColoradoSupportProposition 122Decriminalization, Regulated Distribution, and Therapy Program for Certain Hallucinogenic Plants and Fungi (Initiative #58)
ColoradoOpposeProposition 121Reduce the state income tax rate from 4.55% to 4.40% for tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022
ColoradoSupportProposition GGAmount Of Tax Owed Table for Initiatives: Requires a table showing changes in income tax owed for average taxpayers in certain brackets to be included in the ballot title and fiscal summary for any initiative that would increase or decrease the individual income tax rate
ColoradoSupportProposition 123Dedicates one tenth of one percent from existing income tax revenues and allocates funds to housing projects to reduce rents, purchase land for affordable housing development
ConnecticutSupportQuestion 1An amendment to the state constitution to permit early voting
DCSupportInitiative 82Eliminate the Tipped Worker Credit
FloridaSupportAmendment 2Abolishing the Constitution Revision Commission
IllinoisSupportAmendment 1Right to Collective Bargaining: Constitutional right for workers to organize themselves and collectively bargain with their employers
IowaOpposeAmendment 1The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
KentuckyOpposeAmendment 2No Right to Abortion: The amendment would add the following language to the state constitution: “To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of.”
LouisianaOpposeAmendment 7Prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude: During the legislative process and later, the wording of this ballot measure got twisted to the point that the plan could even be read to permit slavery.
MarylandSupportQuestion 4Legalize Recreational Marijuana
MassachusettsSupportQuestion 1Fair Share Amendment: The ballot measure would create an additional 4 percent tax on the portion of incomes above $1 million for the purpose of providing funds for public education, roads and bridges, and public transportation
MassachusettsSupportQuestion 4The veto referendum would repeal House Bill 4805 (H 4805), which authorized driver’s license applicants to include individuals who cannot provide proof of lawful presence, including an individual ineligible for a social security number
MichiganSupportProposal 3Reproductive Freedom For All Amendment: Affirms that every person has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which involves the right to make and carry out decisions without political interference about all matters relating to pregnancy, including birth control, abortion, prenatal care, and childbirth.
MichiganSupportProposal 2Promote the Vote: The initiative would amend the Michigan Constitution to provide voters with the right to vote without harassment, interference, or intimidation. It would also guarantee that military and overseas ballots postmarked by election day are counted. It would require a photo ID or a signed affidavit to vote. It would authorize voters to drop off absentee ballots at drop boxes. It would allow nine days of early voting and require public disclosure of donations from private entities
MissouriOpposeAmendment 4Allows the legislature to pass a law until December 31, 2026, that requires a city to increase funding without reimbursement from the state to a police force that was established by a state board of police commissioners
MissouriSupportAmendment 3Legalize the purchase, possession, consumption, use, delivery, manufacturing, and sale of marijuana for personal use for adults over the age of twenty-one; allow individuals convicted of non-violent marijuana-related offenses to petition to be released from incarceration and/or have their records expunged; and impose a 6% tax on the sale of marijuana
MontanaOpposeLR-131Requiring Medical Care for Fetuses: Criminalizes abortion providers and patients by imposing nebulous treatment requirements under threat of a $50,000 fine and 20-year imprisonment
NebraskaOpposeInitiative 432Voter ID Requirements
NebraskaSupportInitiative 433Minimum Wage: Increases minimum wage to $15/hour
NevadaSupportQuestion 2Minimum Wage: Increases minimum wage to $12/hour by 2024
NevadaSupportQuestion 1Equality Act: Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights
New MexicoSupportConstitutional Amendment 1Early Childhood Education Funding: Allocates funding to early childhood education from the Land Grant Permanent Fund
North DakotaSupportStatutory Measure 2Legalize possession of cannabis for adults 21 and older
OhioOpposeIssue 2Prohibit local governments from allowing non-citizens to vote
OhioOpposeIssue 1Bail Reform
OregonSupportMeasure 112Abolishing Slavery: Abolish Slavery as Punishment for a Crime in Oregon State Constitution
OregonSupportMeasure 114Reduction of Gun Violence Act: The initiative would enact a law outlining a procedure to apply for a permit-to-purchase a firearm. The initiative would also criminalize the manufacture, importation, possession, use, purchase, sale, or otherwise transferring of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds
OregonSupportMeasure 114Legislative Accountability
OregonSupportMeasure 111Obligation of state to ensure every resident of state access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care
South DakotaSupportConstitutional Amendment DMedicaid Expansion: Expands Medicaid coverage to adults with income below 133% of the federal poverty level
South DakotaSupportInitiated Measure 27Adults 21 years and older may possess one oz or less of marijuana and may distribute one oz or less without payment or other consideration. May grow plants in counties or cities where there is no licensed retailer or where the city of county allows. Creates civil penalties for violations of marijuana restrictions
TennesseeSupportConstitutional Amendment 3Abolishing Slavery: Removing the criminal punishment exception for slavery and involuntary servitude
TennesseeOpposeConstitutional Amendment 1Right to Work: Illegal to require union membership as a condition for employment
VermontSupportProposal 5Reproductive Liberty Amendment: Amend Vermont’s constitution to protect every person’s right to make their own reproductive decisions, like whether and when to become pregnant, use temporary or permanent birth control, or seek abortion care
VermontSupportProposal 2Abolishing Slavery: Slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited; Repeal language stating that persons could be held as servants, slaves, or apprentices with the person’s consent or “for the payments of debts, damages, fines, costs, or the like


StateCampaignElection Date and Status
Kansas No Right to AbortionFAILED ON BALLOT
South Dakota60% Supermajority for Ballot InitiativesFAILED ON BALLOT