Key 2006 Statewide Ballot Initiatives and Referenda

Compiled By washingtonpost.com
Nov. 7, 2006

Marijuana | Marriage | Minimum Wage | Stem Cells | Others of Interest

ABORTION

The most-watched abortion measure this year is in South Dakota, where a ballot initiative seeks to repeal the state's strict new ban on abortion.

S.D. State Referendum 6 Abortion Ban Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 185,93456%
Yes 148,66444%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

Voters in two other states -- California and Oregon -- will consider proposals to place further restrictions on abortions for minors.

Calif. State Proposition 85 Notify Parent Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 3,641,13954%
Yes 3,096,54846%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:31 PM ET | Source: AP

Ore. Ballot Measure 43 Parental Notification Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 668,91354%
Yes 564,80346%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 88% | Updated: 1:33 PM ET | Source: AP

MARIJUANA

Medical marijuana and decriminalization initiatives will be under consideration in three states -- Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota:

Colo. State Amendment 44 Legalize Marijuana Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 819,57960%
Yes 557,75841%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 98% | Updated: 1:30 PM ET | Source: AP

Nev. Ballot Question 7 Legal Marijuana Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 320,85456%
Yes 252,77644%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

S.D. Ballot Initiative 4 Medical Marijuana Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 173,18452%
Yes 157,94548%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

MARRIAGE

Ballot initiatives to ban same-sex marriage and/or define marriage strictly as a union between one man and one woman will be voted on in eight states:

Ariz. State Proposition 107-Define Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
No 585,88551%
Yes 553,31149%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

Colo. State Amendment 43 Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 768,70056%
No 612,15544%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 98% | Updated: 1:30 PM ET | Source: AP

Idaho State Amendment HJR2 Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 281,82363%
No 163,19137%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

S.C. State Amendment 1 Define Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 818,89478%
No 230,67422%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

S.D. State Amendment C Define Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 172,23752%
No 160,75648%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

Tenn. State Amendment Define Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 1,417,31581%
No 326,33519%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:30 PM ET | Source: AP

Va. State Amendment: Marriage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 1,325,66857%
No 1,003,96743%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 5:04 PM ET | Source: AP

Wisc. State Referendum 1 Same-Sex Marriage Ban Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 1,260,55459%
No 861,55441%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

MINIMUM WAGE

Proposals to raise the minimum wage are on the ballot in six states:

Ariz. State Proposition 202-Minimum Wage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 756,14466%
No 393,39334%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

Colo. State Amendment 42 Minimum Wage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 725,70053%
No 646,93547%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 98% | Updated: 1:30 PM ET | Source: AP

Mo. State Proposition B Minimum Wage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 1,583,34076%
No 501,65724%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

Mont. Ballot Initiative 151 Minimum Wage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 283,25873%
No 106,77727%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:29 PM ET | Source: AP

Nev. Ballot Question 6 Minimum Wage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 394,05869%
No 179,38831%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:32 PM ET | Source: AP

Ohio State Amendment 2 Minimum Wage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 2,080,64856%
No 1,622,77244%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:30 PM ET | Source: AP

STEM CELL RESEARCH

Missouri voters would protect the rights of scientists to conduct stem cell research and patients to receive resulting treatments.

Mo. State Amendment 2 Stem Cell Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 1,077,27651%
No 1,028,49549%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

OTHERS OF INTEREST

Arizona: Two immigration-related proposals are on the ballot. One would prohibit a person who is in the country illegally from receiving damages awarded in a civil action.

Ariz. State Proposition 102-Civil Actions Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 840,58274%
No 289,46426%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

The other would bar illegal aliens from participating in several state-funded education programs.

Ariz. State Proposition 300-Public Program Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 809,65572%
No 320,29628%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

Also on the Arizona ballot is a proposal to declare English the state's official language:

Ariz. State Proposition 103-EnglishLanguage Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 849,77274%
No 295,63226%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:28 PM ET | Source: AP

Colorado: One immigration-related proposal is on the ballot. It would direct the attorney general to initiate a lawsuit to demand the enforcement of immigration laws by the federal government.

Colo. State Referendum K Immig Suit vs Fed Govt Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 742,51656%
No 582,97744%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 98% | Updated: 1:31 PM ET | Source: AP

Michigan: Voters will consider an initiative to bar the University of Michigan and other state universities, the state, and all other state entities from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.

Mich. Ballot Proposal 2 Affirmative Action Results  
ApproveVotes%
Yes 2,137,57458%
No 1,552,45942%
Key: * Incumbent | Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 1:31 PM ET | Source: AP

Source: Stateline.org

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