Propositions have mixed results
Voters in Yuma and statewide picked and chose their way through a series of measures on Tuesday's ballot.
Voters rejected a proposal to create a permanent one-cent sales tax surcharge to fund education and other issues as part of Prop 204, a change to the electoral process as part of Prop 121, and a bid by some to revamp the judicial selection process through Prop 115, according to early results.
Statewide, Prop 204 received 501,510 yes votes against 931,975 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 204 received 6,505 yes votes against 14,294 no votes.
Statewide, Prop 121 received 446,985 yes votes against 909,491 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 201 received 6,655 votes against 13,608 no votes.
Statewide, Prop 115 received 370,072 yes votes against 984,373 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 115 received 5,895 yes votes against 14577 no votes.
Voters also rejected Prop 116, a bid to give businesses a break on property taxes on business equipment, and Prop 120, which would amend the Arizona Constitution to grant the state exclusive control over air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within the state's boundaries, according to early results.
Statewide, Prop 116 received 574,047 yes votes against 574,047 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 116 received 8,314 yes votes against 11,596 no votes.
Statewide, Prop 120 received 424,387 yes votes against 885,959 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 120 received 7,303 votes against 12,373 no votes.
Prop 118 — a bid to change how schools get their dividend from the state land trust fund — was within a margin of a few thousand votes and was too close to call as of press time Tuesday.
Statewide, Prop 118 received 637,372 yes votes against 639,129 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 118 received 10,205 yes votes against 9,099 no votes.
Voters approved Prop 114, Prop 117 and Prop 119, according to early results.
Prop 114 amends the Arizona Constitution to allow lawmakers to bar lawsuits by those who are injured while committing felonies.
Statewide, Prop 114 received 1,128,897 yes votes against 278,313 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 114 received 17,653 yes votes against 3,386 no votes.
Prop 117 imposes a 5 percent year-over-year cap on the taxable value of homes appeared toward approval. Backers said that should prevent wide swings in property taxes when inflation drives up home values as what happened in the last decade.
Statewide, Prop 117 received 777,900 yes votes against 578,128 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 117 received 13,483 yes votes against 6,894 no votes.
After eight tries, voters finally approved Prop 119, a measure that would let the state swap its own lands with the federal government as long as it was designed to help preserve military bases. It was sold to voters as having safeguards against the state being cheated, including multiple appraisals and final ballot approval of any swap.
Statewide, Prop 119 received 812,708 yes votes against 495,137 no votes. In Yuma, Prop 119 received 13,462 yes votes against 6,344 no votes.