Missouri 2018 Constitutional Amendments- Voter Results

Proposed amendments to the Missouri constitution.

Proposed amendments to the Missouri constitution.

On November 6th the residents of Missouri dusted off their various voter ID’s and voted in the general elections. On the ballot were various candidates of course but besides that were four constitutional amendment proposals to be voted on. These amendments dealt with things such as marijuana, redrawing of districts, and Bingo games.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: -change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment; -change limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities; -establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from paid lobbyists; -prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time; -prohibit political fundraising by candidates for or members of the state legislature on State property; and -require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public? State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs may increase by $189,000. Local governmental entities expect no fiscal impact.

Oregon county election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Yes 2,010 55.205%
No 1631 44.795%

Missouri statewide election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Yes 1,459,576 61.989%
No 895,012 38.011%

Constitutional Amendment No. 2

Second constitutional amendment.
Will the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: -allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing/certification procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities; -impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and -use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities? This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $18 million for state operating costs and veterans programs, and $6 million for local governments. Annual state operating costs are estimated to be $7 million.

Oregon county election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Yes 1,885 50.713%
No 1832 49.287%

Missouri statewide election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Yes 1,572,592 65.542%
No 826,777 34.458%
Third constitutional amendment
Should the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana?

Constitutional Amendment No. 3

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: -allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities; -impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves per dry-weight ounce to licensed facilities; and -use funds from these taxes to establish and fund a state research institute to conduct research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases or medical conditions? This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $66 million. State governmental entities estimate initial implementation costs of $186,000 and increased annual operating costs of $500,000.

Oregon county election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Yes 1253 34.003%
No 2,432 65.997%

Missouri statewide election results:

Should the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana?

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Yes 747,977 31.438%
No 1,631,228 68.562%

Constitutional Amendment No. 4

Fourth constitution amendment.
This would allow the Missouri constitution to remove language limiting bingo game advertising.

Do you want to amend the Missouri constitution to: -remove language limiting bingo game advertising that a court ruled unenforceable; and -allow a member of a licensed organization conducting bingo games to participate in the management of bingo games after being a member of the organization for six months instead of the current two years? State and local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings from this proposal. [1]

Oregon county election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 4 Yes 1415 40.626%
No 2,068 59.374%

Missouri statewide election results:

Amendment Status Votes % of Vote
Constitutional Amendment No. 4 Yes 1,186,642 52.367%
No 1,079,356 47.633%

 


Notes:

  1. ^Anon, (2018). [online] Available at: https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/CandidateAndIssues.aspx [Accessed 30 Oct. 2018]. (go back↩)

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