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Ten Ballot Measures To Watch In The 2012 Election

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MINNESOTA GAY MARRIAGE
AP

Everybody is watching Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaign in the presidential election. But as they go to the polls this November, voters will also decide on 176 statewide ballot measures. Their choices will range from matters picayune (a proposal to end term limits for county sheriffs in West Virginia) to life-or-death (assisted suicide in Massachusetts).

Below is a roundup of some of the most interesting or electorally important measures -- not including Alabama's proposal to remove school segregation from its Constitution.

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