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2008 Election

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November 4, 2008 General Election Result

Ballot Issues:

Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Question:

General Election (Nov. 4, 2008) voters will be asked to vote on the following questions:

1. Minneapolis voters will be asked to vote yes or no to approve a $60 million referendum per year that would run for eight years starting in the 2009-10 school year. It would replace the current referendum.

2. Minneapolis voters will be asked to vote on the question of whether to change the number of school board members and how they are elected.

3.  Statewide vote on a Constitutional Amendment. Voters will be asked to vote yes or no to the following question:

 “Shall the Minnesota constitution be amended to dedicate funding to protect our drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore our wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve our arts and cultural heritage; to support our parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore our lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater by increasing the sales and use tax rate beginning July 1, 2009, by three-eighths of one percent on taxable sales until the year 2034?"

Voters who leave this question blank will be counted as a “No” vote.

Categories of how money will be allocated should the amendment pass:

  • Drinking Water: 

33% “... to protect, enhance, and restore water quality to lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater from degradation, and at least five percent of the clean water fund must be spent only to protect drinking water sources."

  • Natural Areas and Wildlife: 

33% “... to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife."

  • Parks and Trails: 

14.25% “... to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance."

  • Cultural Legacy and Arts Education: 

19.75%  “... for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage."



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