1990 Virginia ballot measures

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The 1990 Virginia State Elections took place on Election Day, November 5, 1990, the same day as the U.S. Senate and U.S. House elections in the state. The only statewide elections on the ballot were four constitutional referendums to amend the Virginia State Constitution. Because Virginia state elections are held on off-years, no statewide officers or state legislative elections were held. All referendums were referred to the voters by the Virginia General Assembly.[1]

Question 1[edit]

This amendment asked voters to lower the personal property tax rates for residents who are at least 65 years old and for residents who are permanently and totally disabled.

Question 1
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 942,840 81.61
No 212,486 18.39
Total votes 1,155,326 100.00
Source: - Official Results

Question 2[edit]

This amendment asked voters to allocate the proceeds from private property seized and forfeited to the Commonwealth for drug law violations for funding law enforcement instead of being allocated to the Virginia Literacy Fund, which supports public education in the state.

Question 2
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 896,275 79.12
No 236,581 20.88
Total votes 1,132,856 100.00
Source: - Official Results

Question 3[edit]

This amendment asked voters to establish a county/local-level tax for the purpose of funding local transportation projects and would have authorized counties to establish a new category of local debt for the purposes of funding local transportation. Most counties in Virginia do not have any local taxes and voters rejected the amendment by a wide margin.

Question 3
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 837,885 76.13
Yes 262,698 23.87
Total votes 1,100,583 100.00
Source: - Official Results

Question 4[edit]

This amendment asked voters to increase state taxes for the purpose of funding state transportation projects and would have authorized the Virginia General Assembly to establish a new category of state debt for the purposes of funding transportation throughout Virginia. Like the previous question, this amendment was very unpopular and was also rejected by voters.

Question 4
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 862,730 78.66
Yes 234,070 21.34
Total votes 1,096,800 100.00
Source: - Official Results

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