Election 2020: States With Tax Questions on the Ballot

On November 3, voters in 17 states weighed in on a variety of proposed changes impacting taxes on everything from property to pot.

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Note: We have updated this article with available results (projected results are provided if final results are not yet available). See the top of each state to learn whether the measures were approved or rejected.

The 2020 election is a vital one for millions of American voters, not just because it's a presidential election year, but because voters in 32 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories were asked to weigh in on a variety of issues that directly impact their communities in the form of ballot initiatives. For those who question the importance of standing in line for hours to vote, consider this: Ballot initiatives enable citizens to cut through the red tape of the lawmaking process and have a direct say on issues that affect their communities and their pocketbooks.

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Marc A. Wojno
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Wojno was formerly research director for data-intensive projects such as Kiplinger's college and mutual fund rankings. He has worked as a newswire reporter and newsletter editor for Dow Jones, covering convertible bonds, REITs and mutual funds. He also served as market research manager for Keane Federal Systems, an IT consultancy. He received a BA in communications and computer science as well as a MBA from George Washington University.