Ballot Initiatives

On Election Day, voters in many states will select more than just the candidates who represent them. Ballot initiatives and state referenda allow citizens to vote directly on legislation — including policies that could be helpful to women and families and could advance or undermine the goals of AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities.

Below you will find the names and summaries of ballot measures whose adoption would affect women and their families. Ballot initiatives can be confusing and even manipulative, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you make informed decisions based on AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls.

2024 Ballot Initiatives Coming Soon

Equal Rights Amendment on the Ballot

Abortion Access on the Ballot




New York

Click here to see ballot initiatives from past elections.

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