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12/5/2011
List of Public Votes Against Red Light Cameras and Speed Cameras
A comprehensive list of referendum and initiative votes on the use of photo enforcement nationwide. Updated 5/14

VotingA total of 869,447 voters across ten states have gone to the polls to cast a ballot in favor or against the use of photo enforcement. The vast majority have said "no" to red light cameras and speed cameras.

Since 1991, there have been a total of 31 election contests in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Washington. With few exceptions, automated ticketing has failed by as much as 86 percent. One city did embrace the use of cameras after uniformed police officers were dispatched to go door-to-door to "encourage" citizens to keep the ticketing system in place.

The following is a comprehensive list of each contest, with the percentage opposed to the use of cameras and links to further information.

Article Excerpt:

Date

City

Type

Margin

3/19/91

Peoria, Arizona

Speed

69.6%

3/17/92

Batavia, Illinois

Speed

63.3%

4/15/97

Anchorage, Alaska

Speed

52.5%

11/7/06

Steubenville, Ohio

Speed

76.2%

11/4/08

Cincinnati, Ohio

Both

51.7%

4/4/09

Sulphur, Louisiana

Both

85.6%

11/3/09

Heath, Ohio

Both

50.8%

11/3/09

Chillicothe, Ohio

Both

71.6%

11/3/09

College Station, Texas

Red light

51.7%

5/4/10

Sykesville, Maryland

Speed

60.7%

11/2/10

Anaheim, California

Red light

72.8%

11/2/10

Baytown, Texas

Red light

58%

11/2/10

Garfield Heights, Ohio

Both

50.5%

11/2/10

Houston, Texas

Red light


52.8%

11/2/10

Mukilteo, Washington

Both

70.7%

10/4/11

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Red light

53.4%

11/8/11

Ashtabula, Ohio

Both

60.9%

11/8/11

Bellingham, Washington

Both

67.7%

11/8/11

Dayton, Texas

Red light

69.5%

11/8/11

East Cleveland, Ohio

Both

46.9%

11/8/11

Garfield Heights, Ohio
(rematch)

Speed

53.8%

11/8/11

Longview, Washington

Both

58.8%

11/8/11

Monroe, Washington

Both

68.0%

11/8/11

South Euclid, Ohio

Both

54.7%

11/6/12

Monroe, Washington
(rematch)

Both

70.4%

11/6/12

League City, Texas

Red light

77.2%

11/6/12

Longview, Washington

Speed

39.7%

11/6/12

Pohatcong, New Jersey

Red light

43.7%

11/6/12

Newport Beach, California

Red light

57.0%

11/6/12

Murrieta, California

Red light

57.2%

5/10/14

Conroe, Texas

Red light

59.4%




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