Residents in 37 states will vote on 132 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 8, according to Ballotpedia, with many local initiatives also up for a vote. Smart Cities Dive is reporting on the issues that matter most to local leaders, including climate, housing and transportation, and you can read about them here. Check back regularly for more of our coverage.
Housing, transit, environmental issues on state and local ballots
Residents in 37 states will vote on 132 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 8, according to Ballotpedia. Read our coverage on measures addressing top smart city concerns.
Transit measures are on the November ballot in these city and county elections• Oct. 13, 2022
Will voters agree to new taxes to fund public transit, streets, roads, and bike and pedestrian paths? That question is on November’s ballot in local elections across the country. Read the full article ➔
CA, MA put high-earner tax increases on November ballots for transit, EVs, other initiatives• Oct. 14, 2022
Proposals to tax high-income individuals are meeting stiff opposition, including one big-name surprise. Polls show voters largely favor these measures. Read the full article ➔
Affordable housing spending is on the ballot in cities across the US• Oct. 25, 2022
Voters in cities and counties in California, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Texas and other states will consider spending measures this November that could provide new funding for affordable housing and related services. Read the full article ➔
Renter protections are up for a vote in several US cities• Oct. 26, 2022
As the affordable housing crisis worsens, voters in several cities and counties will cast ballots on rent control policies and whether to provide free legal services to tenants facing eviction. Read the full article ➔
Climate action ballot initiatives for Election Day 2022• Nov. 1, 2022
Spending for transportation decarbonization, wildfire prevention, storm resilience and more are up for a vote next week in some states. Read the full article ➔
Where voters will consider waste and recycling initiatives• Nov. 1, 2022
San Francisco and Denver are among the localities with ballot measures, which range from deciding who should handle street cleaning to establishing more widespread access to composting. Read the full article ➔