Election reform, tax revolt, marijuana lead hot topics on state ballot questionsPosted by On

Election reform tops the list of 2018 statewide ballot measures, indicating that the 2020 general election could hinge in many states on what happens at the polls Tuesday.

Twenty measures in 15 states are aimed at overhauling voting requirements, campaign-finance rules, voter registration and redistricting procedures as political parties and advocacy groups move to clean up the system — or give themselves an advantage — in 2020.

Other issues before the voters include whether to expand marijuana legalization; limit abortion access; tip the scales against fossil fuels and in favor of renewable energy, and stage a mini-tax revolt against state legislatures and local governments.

Such a hefty contingent of election-minded measures is unusual, but also an indication of how important…

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