7 Issues That Might Show Up on Your Ballot

Voters will consider 147 measures when they vote on Nov. 4.

Politics Is Local - Debates about which party will control Congress may be heading up the news, but 147 ballot questions will ask voters in states across the country to consider measures that will actually impact their daily lives, like how much money they earn and when they can vote. Here are some of those propositions. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Politics Is Local - Debates about which party will control Congress may be heading up the news, but 147 ballot questions will ask voters in states across the country to consider measures that will actually impact their daily lives, like how much money they earn and when they can vote. Here are some of those propositions. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Abortion Controversy - "The controversy over a woman's right to choose to have an abortion will never end," said U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland. The federal judge recently struck down a North Dakota abortion law, considered one of the country's most restrictive. Keep reading to learn about nationwide laws that regulate and limit whether, when and under what circumstances a woman may obtain an abortion. — Patrice Peck(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Abortion - Ballot measures in Tennessee, North Dakota and Colorado would make the right to an abortion unconstitutional. In North Dakota and Tennessee, abortions would be banned even in the case of rape or to save the mother's life and also would ban some forms of birth control. Measures in North Dakota and Colorado would also grant personhood rights from the moment of fertilization. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Marijuana - Congress blocked Washington, D.C.'s new marijuana legalization law that would decriminalize recreational marijuana use. It also blocks the Justice Department from raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal.   (Photo: Ed Andrieski/AP Photo)

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Drugs and Alcohol - Ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana will be considered in Washington, D.C., Oregon and Alaska, while voters in Florida will vote on a proposal to legalize the use of medical marijuana. A proposal in Arkansas would allow so-called "dry" counties to sell alcohol. (Photo: Ed Andrieski/AP Photo)

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Gambling - Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Rhode Island and South Dakota will consider proposals to expand legal gambling. South Carolina, Kansas and Tennessee will consider initiatives that would enable nonprofit groups to use raffles and lotteries for charitable purposes. (Photo: Duncan Nicholls and Simon Webb/Getty Images)

Gun Rights - Voters in the state of Washington will consider a measure that would require background checks for guns purchased privately at gun shows. They also will consider another measure that would prohibit those background checks. In Alabama, an amendment on the ballot calls for "strict scrutiny" of any restrictions on gun ownership.  (Photo: Larry W Smith/EPA/Landov)

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Gun Rights - Voters in the state of Washington will consider a measure that would require background checks for guns purchased privately at gun shows. They also will consider another measure that would prohibit those background checks. In Alabama, an amendment on the ballot calls for "strict scrutiny" of any restrictions on gun ownership. (Photo: Larry W Smith/EPA/Landov)

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Minimum Wage - Illinois will vote on a nonbinding advisory question of whether the minimum wage should be raised to $10, while voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota consider whether to raise it to various levels, from $8 to $9.75.   (Photo: Jim Young/Landov)

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Minimum Wage - Illinois will vote on a nonbinding advisory question of whether the minimum wage should be raised to $10, while voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota consider whether to raise it to various levels, from $8 to $9.75. (Photo: Jim Young/Landov)

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Three Strikes - Twenty years later, California voters will reconsider its strict "three strikes and your out" law and decide whether to make certain nonviolent felonies misdemeanors instead. (Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

Voting - Missouri voters will consider whether to amend its constitution to allow early voting that would be limited to business hours six weekdays before Election Day. Opponents, like the League of Women Voters and other groups, say it's a sham because there's no provision for weekend or evening voting. Connecticut voters will consider whether the state's constitution should be amended to remove several election restrictions, including a ban on early voting.  (Photo: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

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Voting - Missouri voters will consider whether to amend its constitution to allow early voting that would be limited to business hours six weekdays before Election Day. Opponents, like the League of Women Voters and other groups, say it's a sham because there's no provision for weekend or evening voting. Connecticut voters will consider whether the state's constitution should be amended to remove several election restrictions, including a ban on early voting. (Photo: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)