Secretary of State Ross Miller has determined the order in which four statewide ballot questions will appear on the general election ballot. The questions are results of actions taken by the Nevada Legislature. Ballot Question #1
– Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to provide for the appointment of Supreme Court justices and District Court judges by the Governor for their initial terms from lists of candidates nominated by the commission on Judicial Selection, with subsequent retention of those justices and judges after independent performance evaluations and voter approval?
This question is a result of Senate Joint Resolution No. 2 first approved by the Nevada Legislature in 2007. It was approved by the Legislature again in 2009 as required by law. Ballot Question #2
– Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to allow for the establishment of an intermediate appellate court that would have jurisdiction over appeals of certain civil and criminal cases arising from the district courts?
Ballot Question #2 is the result of legislative approval of Senate Joint Resolution No. 9 in 2007 and 2009. If approved by voters in November, the Legislature would be authorized to establish the intermediate appellate court. Ballot Question #3
– Shall the Sales and Use Tax of 1955 be amended to authorize the Legislature to amend or repeal any provision of this Act only if necessary to resolve a conflict with any federal law or interstate agreement for the administration, collection, or enforcement of sales and use taxes?
This question proposes a statutory amendment, not an amendment to the Constitution, and is the result of legislative approval of Assembly Bill 403 in 2009. Ballot Question #4
– Shall Article 1, Section 22 of the Nevada Constitution be repealed and Shall Article 1, Section 8 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to revise provisions relating to eminent domain proceedings?
Question #4 is a result of legislative approval of Assembly Joint Resolution No. 3 in 2007 and 2009.
The full text of the ballot questions, including arguments for and against as written by the Legislative Counsel Bureau, can be found on Secretary of State Ross Miller’s website under the Elections Center at http://www.nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=298
The four questions are the only statewide questions that will appear on the general election ballot. For the first time in 18 years, no citizen’s initiative petition qualified to be placed on the statewide ballot. Local governments must determine by next Monday what, if any, city and county-wide questions will appear on the general election ballot.