Pay attention: Ignoring these important issues gives the ability to alter our future to others who view politics through a deep blue lens. Vote YES on all Propositions EXCEPT 127, which deserves a NO vote.
There are five Propositions on the November 2018 ballot. Those who have signed up for early ballots will be receiving them today or tomorrow. Propositions are tricky, often leading voters to think a ‘yes’ supports and a ‘no’ vote opposes the individual issues, when the opposite can be true.
It’s important to be aware that the first three Propositions 125, 126, and 127 are Constitutional Amendments that are effectively irrevocable. Consider them carefully, since your vote will affect generations of future Arizonans. As an example, Prop. 126 newly imposes taxes on services, on everything from appointments with your doctor, barber, pet groomer to the dry cleaner. This will be an irrevocable tax. We strongly urge a YES vote — which in the deceptive ballot lingo, means no.
The Secretary of State’s Office sent out a 210-page publicity pamphlet including the pro and con arguments written by proponents and opponents of the measures. Since few people are going to take the time to read through the cumbersome verbiage, we are turning to the conservative, family values based Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) for its concise three-page summaries, which are available here.
CAP made recommendations on two of the five Propositions, including a ‘NO’ vote on Prop. 127 and a ‘YES’ on 306.
Seeing Red AZ agrees with those and further recommends a ‘YES’ vote on all the measures except 127.
CAP has done a first-rate job of summarizing the ballot measures. The website is a treasure trove of information including a 2018 General Election Voter Guide allowing voters to see where the candidates stand on specific issues.
Your vote matters. Make it an informed choice — and you’ll support our Republican candidates.