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Reno and Washoe County General Election 2008 - Nevada Statewide Ballot Questions

Measures to Amend the Nevada Constitution and Change State Laws


Washoe County voters are going to have lots of candidate decisions to make this election cycle, starting with the president on down to the city council and school board members. We also have numerous ballot questions to decide, including those that would amend the Nevada Constitution and tax codes.

If you have any concerns about whether or not you are registered to vote, check the Washoe County Voter Registration Status website. By simply entering your last name and birth date, you can make sure you are actually registered and that your information is correct. This is vital should your right to vote be challenged.

Information from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters

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    Statewide Ballot Questions

    Voters are being asked to approve amendments to the Nevada Constitution and change certain laws. Go to the Statewide Ballot Questions web page to view information about these proposals.

    Question 1 - Amendment to the Nevada Constitution

    Summary: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to eliminate an unconstitutional requirement that a person must reside in Nevada for 6 months prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election?

    Question 2 - Amendment to the Nevada Constitution

    Summary: Shall Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution be amended in order: to provide that the transfer of property from one private party to another private party is not considered a public use; to provide that property taken for a public use must be valued at its highest and best use; to provide that fair market value in eminent domain proceedings be defined as the "highest price the property would bring on the open market;" to provide that government actions, including but not limited to zoning, causing substantial economic loss to property requires the payment of just compensation; and to make certain other changes related to eminent domain proceedings?

    Question 3 - Amendment to the Nevada Constitution

    Summary: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to require that, before it can enact an exemption from property tax or from sales and use tax, the Nevada Legislature must: (1) make certain findings regarding the social or economic purpose and benefits of the exemption; (2) ensure that similar classes of taxpayers must meet similar requirements for claiming exemptions; and (3) provide a specific date on which the exemption will expire?

    Question 4 - Amendment to the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955

    Summary: Shall the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 be amended to authorize the Legislature to amend or repeal any provision of this Act without an additional direct vote of the people whenever necessary to carry out any federal law or interstate agreement for the administration, collection or enforcement of sales and use taxes, and to repeal an exemption from the taxes imposed by this Act on certain aircraft and aircraft components?

    Source: Washoe County Registrar of Voters website.
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