Not surprisingly, much of the focus of the 2016 election has been on the presidential race. However, in addition to electing federal, state, and local leaders, citizens in many states will also be making specific choices about a number of important topics when they go to the polls next week. According to the Ballotpedia website, statewide ballot measures will be considered in 35 states this year and will affect 205 million people. The ballot measures cover a broad range of important, and often controversial, issues such as the legalization of recreational marijuana, establishing universal healthcare programs, and increased background checks for gun sales.
To explore other state ballot measures, visit the Ballotpedia website, where you can browse through them by state or by topic.