Here’s our guide to the ballot proposals for the 2022 general election

PHOENIX — Arizonans will be asked to consider 10 ballot measures when they vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

The initiatives cover a wide range of topics, including the voting process itself, taxation, the creation of a new statewide office, and debt collection.

Early voting begins October 12. The last day to register and be eligible to participate in the election is October 11.

Here’s a breakdown of Arizona’s ballot measures and the arguments for and against them, along with KTAR News 92.3 FM reports and links to additional coverage, where available:

Proposal 128

Proposition 128 would allow the Legislature to make changes or divert funds from laws passed by voters through ballot initiatives if Arizona or the United States Supreme Court finds that they contain illegal or unconstitutional language.

Proponents believe the current methods for handling such situations are not sufficient, while opponents believe the proposal gives lawmakers too much power to override the will of voters.

Learn more here.

Prop 128 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposal 129

Proposition 129 would limit a ballot measure to one topic and require that topic to be expressed in the title of the initiative.

More coverage to come.

Prop 129 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposal 130

Prop 130 would change the state property tax code regarding exemptions.

More coverage to come.

Prop 130 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposal 131

Prop 131 would change the state constitution by creating the office of lieutenant governor. Currently, if the Governor cannot perform the duties of the office temporarily or permanently, the Secretary of State assumes the position.

Proponents of the measure believe there has been too much turnover in the governor’s office and not enough continuity, while opponents believe the position would be a waste of money and could lead to corruption.

Learn more here.

Prop 131 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposition 132

Proposition 132 asks voters whether future initiatives or referendums that enact a tax should require a supermajority of at least 60% to pass instead of the current 50% threshold.

Proponents say it would reduce the impact of special interest groups, while opponents say it is an attempt by lawmakers to take power away from voters.

Learn more here.

Prop 132 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposal 209

Proposition 209 would reduce interest rates on medical debt and make more personal assets exempt from debt collection.

Proponents tout it as a way to give people in debt a bit more breathing space. Opponents believe it will actually hurt those it aims to help by making them less likely to be approved for loans.

Learn more here.

Prop 209 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposal 211

Proposition 211 would require additional disclosures and reporting for certain campaign contributions.

More coverage to come.

Prop 211 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposition 308

Proposition 308 would allow Arizona high school graduates to receive in-state tuition and financial aid at public universities and community colleges, regardless of their immigration status.

More coverage to come.

Prop 308 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposal 309

Proposition 309 would require voters to include their date of birth and government-issued ID number with advance ballots and make photo ID a requirement for in-person voting.

Proponents say it would increase election integrity and voter confidence, while opponents believe the extra steps are unnecessary and cumbersome and could lead to the exposure of personal information.

Learn more here.

Prop 309 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

Proposition 310

Proposition 310 would create a 0.1% statewide sales tax for the next 20 years to fund fire districts across the state. A large majority of the districts are in rural areas.

Proponents say the tax would be a small price to pay for better fire departments, while opponents say it would be an unnecessary burden on taxpayers across the state.

Learn more here.

Prop 310 Arizona Secretary of State Office Ballot.

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