Transportation Ballot Measures

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Election Date:
November 08, 2016

Marion County, IN

Type: Other

Outcome:

The state legislature passed a bill (SB 176) that allows counties to establish mass-transit plans in each county with ballot referendums. Funding mechanisms must be 25% generated by fares, 10% from businesses and 65% from an income tax. The earliest possible election is Nov 2016. Up to 6 counties may place an income tax on the ballot (Hamilton, Marion, Delaware, Hancock, Johnson, & Madison Counties), but Marion will likely be first.  If Marion is successful, similar measures to fund expansions of the Red Line (BRT) would likely go to Hamilton and Johnson County voters.  Marion County officials have now approved placing a 0.25 percent income tax on the November ballot.  IndyGo estimates this measure would raise $56 million per year to fund improved service and new BRT construction.

2017 Results
12
States
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%