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Local Ballot Measures

Propositions are able to be sent to the ballot by both local jurisdictions and the citizens themselves. To gain official ballot status a certain amount of petition signatures must be gathered and submitted to the appropriate filing office.

Propositions that begin with a 400 number indicate they are on the local level. They often allow voters to decide on issues like local sales tax increases, school district bonds and overrides and certain city budget issues. Because these ballot measures are local in nature, voters in different neighborhoods, school districts, fire districts, towns and cities see completely different questions. For example, a bond override for one school district won’t show up on the ballot for a voter living in another district.