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Arizona 2018 ballot measures


In 2018, five statewide ballot measures were certified to appear on the Arizona ballot in 2018.

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 125 Pension Allow for adjustments to the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan and Corrections Officer Retirement Plan


CICA Proposition 126 Taxes Prohibits the government from increasing taxes on services in the future


CICA Proposition 127 Energy Requires 50 percent of energy to come from renewable resources by 2030


VR Proposition 305 Education Upholds SB 1431, expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program


LRSS Proposition 306 Elections Designates unlawful contributions from clean election accounts and removes commission exemption from rulemaking requirements


Summary of campaign contributions

See also: Ballot measure campaign finance, 2018

The following chart illustrates how much support and opposition committees had amassed in campaign contributions for each measure on the ballot:

Ballot Measure: Support contributions: Opposition contributions: Outcome:
Arizona Proposition 125 $0.00 $0.00 Approved
Arizona Proposition 126 $10,000,000.00 $122,878.23 Approved
Arizona Proposition 127 $23,648,953.56 $31,167,037.00 Defeated
Arizona Proposition 305 $53,800.61 $594,032.30 Defeated
Arizona Proposition 306 $20,075.00 $10,501.97 Approved

Cost per required signature

See also: Ballot measure signature costs, 2018

The cost-per-required signature (CPRS) is a comparison of the amount of money spent on the petition drive to the number of signatures the state requires for an initiative to make the ballot. The following chart illustrates the CPRS for ballot initiatives and veto referendums:

Ballot Measure: Topic: Petition company Cost Signatures CPRS Averages: N/A N/A $2,374,983.99 N/A $10.58
Arizona Proposition 126 Taxes AZ Petition Partners, LLC $1,256,249.98 225,963 $5.56
Arizona Proposition 127 Energy Fieldworks, LLC $5,843,652.00 225,963 $25.86
Arizona Proposition 305 Charter schools and vouchers Innovative Quotient Management, LLC $25,050.00 75,321 $0.33

Getting measures on the ballot

Citizens of Arizona may initiate legislation as either a state statute or a constitutional amendment. In Arizona, citizens also have the power to repeal legislation via veto referendum. The Arizona State Legislature may place measures on the ballot as legislatively referred constitutional amendments or legislatively referred state statutes. In addition, the Arizona Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers is one of only a few state committees that have the power to place measures on the ballot.

To qualify a measure for the ballot, citizens were required to file at least 150,642 valid signatures for initiated state statutes, 75,321 valid signatures for veto referendums, and 225,963 valid signatures for initiated constitutional amendments.

The 2018 state legislative session ran from January 8, 2018, to April 17, 2018, during which time the Arizona State Legislature was able to place legislative referrals on the ballot.

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