What’s on your ballot? By: Kayla Hyer

On your way to the voting booth March 1st, the only thing on your mind may be whom you’re voting for, but many people tend to forget what follows the names on the ballot. Whether you vote for the Democratic or Republican Party, each ballot comes with a list of propositions/referenda’s that come after all the names. 

   A proposition is a measure placed on the ballot to be voted on by the people. A referendum is when the voters decide to approve or reject an existing law. There are two different way a proposition can be placed on the ballot: 

1. There is already a law in place, and the voters attempt to repeal the law.

2. The legislature decides to not vote on the measure and places it on the ballot for voter 

consideration. 

   The democratic ballot will be proposing 6 referendums and the republicans will have 4 propositions on their ballot. 

   The following are the democratic referendums that will be placed on the ballot for consideration: 

   Referenda 1 proposes that raising minimum wage would better guarantee “equal pay for equal work” by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act which is an act that proposes that adding procedural protections to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of an effort to address the gender pay gap in the United States.

   Referenda 2 proposes that by congress passing a criminal justice reform would ensure...

 

 

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