Post-Election Pop Quiz: What Were 2012's Strangest Ballot Propositions?


While the main event on Tuesday night was the presidential election, many voters also had the opportunity to amend their local or state laws. Some of these changes were major, and will significantly affect the lifestyles of millions of citizens. For example, as numerous news outlets have already reported, two states -- Colorado and Washington -- voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, while Maryland, Maine and (after a multi-day ballot count) Washington voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

But beyond the big headlines, some of the weirdest statewide changes slid under the radar. With that in mind, we compiled a quiz of some of America's strangest ballot propositions. If you're interested in seeing which states are trying to move into bold new futures (or are preserving odd traditions), take a peek.


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