Democracy Reform on the Ballot in 2018 Election

Across the country, millions of voters will have a chance to weigh-in on reforms to fix our democracy in the 2018 Election. Here are a few statewide ballot measures that we’re watching at the Stampede.

Question 2 in Massachusetts

This Act establishes a non-partisan Citizens Commission to advance the policy of Massachusetts in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. FEC

CLEAN Missouri Initiative

This amendment to the state Constitution will make the state government more transparent, limit the power of big money in our legislature.  It will ensure citizens can hold legislators accountable when they fail to act in the public interest.

Amendment 4 in Florida

This amendment will restore voting rights for 1.4 million people who are excluded from voting due to a prior felony conviction. Florida is one of four states with a lifetime ban on voting.  This amendment would return the eligibility to vote to Floridians who have served their time.

North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment 

This amendment will increase transparency, root out conflicts of interest, restrict lobbyist gifts, ban foreign money from elections, prevent personal use of campaign money, close the revolving door from public official to lobbyist, and hold public officials accountable.

Gerrymandering Reform Measure in Michigan

Politicians draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves and their political party.  If this measure passes, it will create an Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission responsible for redrawing Congressional districts. Read more here.

A number of cities will be voting on democracy reform measures in the 2018 Election.

Democracy For People Ordinance

In Denver, Co, citizens will vote on an ordinance to create a 9-to-1 public match for contributions up to $50. That means every dollar that you contribute to a candidate can be matched with public funds.

Fair Elections Charter Amendment

In Baltimore, MD, citizens will vote on an amendment that would create a fair elections system for candidates running in Baltimore city.

We’ll update this list as we learn about other democracy reform measures that Americans will be voting on in 2018 Election.