πŸ—³οΈ A comparison of voting recommendations from different groups on ballot measures for the November 2020 US Election.

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Abbreviation For (usually local chapter)
LWV League of Women Voters
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union
QT My quick take on the measure. If Progressives and Libertarians agree it makes sense.
Dem Democratic voter recommendations
Prog Progressive voter recommendations
Libt Libertarian voter recommendaitons
QT If LWV + Prog + Libt agree should be a safe choice. Otherwise my opinion as a quick take.
TODO Haven’t done a proper search yet. Please help!
❓ Neutral / Unknown
πŸ‘Ž Vote No.
βœ… Vote Yes.

Alabama

# LWV ACLU Description
1 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Change constitution from a right (every citizen) to a restriction (only citizens). No difference in current law though.
2 ❓ ❓ Makes changes to judicial law and court systems and procedures
3 ❓ ❓ Provide that a judge, other than a probate judge, appointed to fill a vacancy would serve an initial term until the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January following the next general election after the judge has completed two years in office
4 βœ… βœ… Authorizes the state legislature during the 2022 regular session to recompile the Alabama Constitution and provide for its ratification
5 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Provides for a β€œstand your ground” law applicable to individuals in churches in Franklin county
6 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Administrative Provisions and City Attorney

LWV of Alabama - PDF ACLU of Alabama

Alaska - QT

My quick take is to vote yes on both Alaska measures but I haven’t found other recommendations. Ballotpedia

Arizona - QT

My quick take is to vote yes on both Arizona measures but I haven’t found other recommendations. Ballotpedia

Arkansas - TODO

No quick take sorry. Ballotpedia 2020 Arkansas Ballot Issues

California Statewide - QT/LWV/LAT/Dem/Prog/Libt

# QT LWV LAT Dem Prog Libt Links Description
14 πŸ‘Ž ❓ ❓ βœ… ❓ πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters CA funding stem cell research itself (was original response to now lapsed federal ban of stem cell research)
15 βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Taxing based on current market values for businesses.
16 ❓ βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Affirmative Action but not the quota system - no one appears sure what it would actually do. Atlantic Article on Affirmative Action
17 βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… Official CalMatters Restore voting rights after prison.
18 βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… Official CalMatters Right for 17 year olds to vote in primaries for elections when they will be 18.
19 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž βœ… πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Allow you to keep property tax inequalities.
20 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž ❓ πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Stricter sentencing and parole laws.
21 βœ… ❓ βœ… βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Allow local communities to enact rent control
22 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž βœ… Official CalMatters Rideshare companies getting everything they want.
23 πŸ‘Ž ❓ πŸ‘Ž βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Kidney Dialysis Clinics
24 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž βœ… ❓ πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Official CalMatters Consumer Data Privacy that is very mixed on results EFF not supporting it
25 βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… ? Official CalMatters Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum https://yesoncaprop25.com/

LWV California. LA Times. Libertarians Voting Guide. Progressive Voter’s Guide. California Democratic Party - pdf.

Politico also has a nice explainer too.

California Local - LA County/Long Beach/San Francisco/Berkeley/Albany

Los Angeles County Measure J - Overall: βœ… PVG - βœ… - Vote Yes on Measure J to increase spending on housing and mental-health services while decreasing funding for law enforcement.

Long Beach Measure US - βœ… Raise taxes on Oil (and not by a lot from 15c to 30c a barrel). No one appears to be against it.

San Francisco

# LWV LPV ISF Description
A βœ… βœ… βœ… Health and Homelessness, Parks, and Streets Bond
B ❓ βœ… βœ… Public Works Commission, Department of Sanitation and Streets, and Sanitation and Streets Commission
C βœ… βœ… βœ… Removing Citizenship Requirements for Members of City Bodies
D βœ… βœ… βœ… Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board and Inspector General
E βœ… βœ… βœ… Police Department Staffing Levels
F βœ… βœ… βœ… Business Tax Overhaul
G βœ… βœ… βœ… Youth Voting in Local Elections
H βœ… πŸ‘Ž ❓ Neighborhood Commercial Districts and City Permitting
I βœ… βœ… βœ… Real Estate Transfer Tax
J βœ… βœ… βœ… Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District
K βœ… βœ… βœ… Affordable Housing Authorization
L ❓ βœ… βœ… Business Tax Based on Comparison of Top Executive’s Pay to Employees’ Pay

League of Women Voters of SF. League of Pissed Off Voters. Indivisible.

Berkeley

# Dem GP Description
FF βœ… βœ… Fire, Emergency Services and Wildfire Prevention Tax
GG βœ… βœ… Tax on Transportation Network Company Trips
HH ❓ βœ… Utility Users Tax
II βœ… βœ… Police Accountability Charter Amendment
JJ ❓ βœ… Mayor and Council Compensation
KK πŸ‘Ž βœ… Administrative Provisions and City Attorney
LL βœ… βœ… GANN Limit Spending Authority
MM πŸ‘Ž βœ… Rent Stabilization Ordinance

Berkeley Democratic Club. Local Green Party - Berkeley/Albany. LWV’s vote guide without recommendations.

Albany

# GP Description
BB βœ… Ranked Choice Voting
GG βœ… Real Property Transfer Tax
HH βœ… Utility Users’ Tax
II βœ… Paramedic, Fire Engines, and Ambulance Special Tax

Green Party recommended yes on all but the last 3 with reservations. LWV’s vote guide without recommendations.

Colorado - LWV/Prog/Libt

# LWV Prog Libt Description
B βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Repeal Property Tax Assessment Rates
C ❓ βœ… βœ… Bingo Raffles Allow Paid Help and Repeal Five-Year Minimum
76 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Citizenship Qualification of Electors
77 ❓ βœ… βœ… Local Voter Approval of Gaming Limits in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek
EE βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Cigarette, Tobacco and Nicotine Products Tax
113 ❓ βœ… πŸ‘Ž National Popular Vote (TODO - check above this)
114 ❓ βœ… πŸ‘Ž Restoration of Grey Wolves
115 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž Prohibition on Abortions Later in Pregnancy
116 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž βœ… Decreases the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%
117 πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘Ž βœ… Require Voter Approval of Certain New Enterprises Exempt from TABOR Initiative
118 βœ… βœ… πŸ‘Ž Establishes a program for paid medical and family leave

League of Women Voters of Colorado - PDF. Progressive Voter’s Guide. Libertarian Voting GUide.

Florida - QT/LWV

I’ve only found the League of Women Voter’s recommendations. I disagree with them on #3 (I support the change) in principle but I don’t know the Florida specifics. Ballotpedia

Georgia - QT

Can’t find any opposition for any of the 3.Β Β  Seemed to pass with large bipartisan majorities. Ballotpedia

Idaho - QT

Just one. Democrats appear to be against and Republicans are for it. Ballotpedia

Illinois - QT

Just one. Democrats for it, Republican’s against. Ballotpedia

Kentucky - QT

Louisiana - TODO

I could not find any organizations with recommendations for all of them. LWV’s PDF - does not recommend how to vote Ballotpedia

# QT Description
1 πŸ‘Ž States that there is no right to abortion or abortion funding in the state constitution.
2 βœ… Allows the presence or production of oil or gas to be taken into account when assessing the fair market value of an oil or gas well for ad valorem property tax purposes
3 βœ… Allows the Louisiana State Legislature, through a two-thirds vote in each chamber, to use up to one-third of the revenue in the Budget Stabilization Fund to cover the state’s costs associated with a federally-declared disaster
4 ❓ Changes the state’s expenditures limit growth formula
5 ❓ Authorizes a property tax exemption for property that is subject to an agreement with local government; allows certain property owners to make payments instead of paying property taxes
6 ❓ Increases the income limit from $50,000 to $100,000 for those who qualify for the special assessment level for residential property receiving the homestead exemption
7 ❓ Creates the Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund and allocates investment revenue to the general fund

Maryland - QT

Ballotpedia

  • Amendment 1 - Legislative Authority over State Budget Amendment - Democrats generally for, Republican’s generally against.
  • Amendment 2 - Sports Betting - No opposition

Massachusetts - QT

  • Question 1 - βœ…βœ… Concerns access to mechanical data in a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics or telematics system. Auto parts companies and mechanics for it. Car companies against it. It could reveal car companies are not following best security practices. Ballotpedia
  • Question 2 - βœ…βœ… Enacts a ranked-choice voting system for elections in Massachusetts. Democrats and Libertarian for it. Rupblican’s against it. Ballotpedia

Michigan - QT/PVG

Ballotpedia. Progressive Voter’s Guide came to same as my QT.

  • Use of State and Local Park Funds Amendment - ❓❓
  • Search Warrant for Electronic Data Amendment - βœ…βœ…

Mississippi - QT

  • Measure 1 - Marijuana - βœ…βœ…
  • Measure 2 - Election changes - βœ…βœ…
  • Measure 3 - Flag/Motto - πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž - Switches from a discrimiatory flag against african americans to one against non-Christians.

Missouri - TODO

Ballotpedia

Montana - TODO

Ballotpedia

Nebraska - TODO

Ballotpedia

Nevada - QT

Ballotpedia

# QT Description
1 ❓ Removes the constitutional status of the Board of Regents
2 βœ… Recognizes the marriage of couples regardless of gender
3 βœ… Revises duties of the State Board of Pardons Commissioners
4 βœ… Creates a constitutional right to certain voting procedures and policies
6 βœ… Requires utilities to acquire 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030

New Jersey - QT

# QT Description
1 βœ… Legalizes the posession and use of marijuana
2 βœ… Makes peacetime veterans eligible to receive the veterans’ property tax deduction
3 ❓ Delays the state legislative redistricting process and use of new districts if census data is received after February 15

Ballotpedia

New Mexico - TODO

Ballotpedia

North Dakota - TODO

Ballotpedia

Oklahoma - TODO

Ballotpedia

Oregon - TODO

Ballotpedia

Rhode Island - QT

Yes, remove plantations from state name. Ballotpedia

South Dakota - QT

Legalize Marijuana. Ballotpedia

Utah - TODO

Ballotpedia

Virginia - PVG

Ballotpedia PVG

Washington - TODO

Ballotpedia

Wyoming - QT

Measue A seems fine.