We at Checks & Balances are continuing our tradition of publishing the State Fair Polls found at the State Fair booths in the Education Building.

Official Ballot

 Minnesota House of Representatives 2016 State Fair Poll

Question 1. Do you support an increase in the metro area sales tax to fund mass transit, including bus and light rail projects?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question  2. Should criminal background checks be required on all gun sales, including private transactions and at gun shows?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 3. Should schools and businesses be required individuals to use restroom and locker room facilities based on biological sex, as defined by birth?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 4. Should government agencies and institutions be required to obtain parental consent before disclosing personally identifiable data on students to a third-party, other than law enforcement?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 5. Would you support increasing the states 28.5 cents per gallon gas tax by at least 10 cents to help fund highway and bridge need to cross the state?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 6. An ignition interlock device requires users to blow into a breathalyzer device on their vehicles dashboard; if the device detects the presence of alcohol the vehicle will not start. Should everyone convicted of DWI be required to use such a device for a prescribed time before they can retain full driving privileges?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 7. Should it be mandatory that employees in workspaces with six or more workers accumulate one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum of 40 hours of accrual each year?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 8. When a mentally capable adult is dying from a terminal illness, do you think this adult should be allowed to receive prescription for life-ending medication they may self-administer?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 9. Should it be illegal to talk on a wireless communication device while driving?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 10. Should the state provide an additional income text credit of up to $5000 for principal and interest payments on student loans?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 11. From 1913 until 1973, the Minnesota legislators were elected a nonpartisan ballot, meaning there was no political party designation for individual members. Should legislators be elected without political party designation?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion

Question 12. State legislators currently earning $31,140 annually, and they are eligible for additional per diem and other expenses. Should an independent, citizens only council be created to set salaries for legislators? This question will be on the November 2016 ballot as a proposed constitutional amendment?

Yes
No
Undecided/ no opinion