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11/05/2012 09:05 am ET Updated Nov 05, 2012

Election 2012: State Ballot Initiatives That Depend On The Youth Vote

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Most of the attention for the 2012 election has understandably been centered on the presidential election, but states head to the ballots on Tuesday to set policy on a number of other critical issues.

From same-sex marriage rights to legalizing marijuana, to funding education and deciding on whether or not to implement voter ID requirements, many issues have a huge impact on college students will their passage or defeat will depend on how young people vote.

We've gathered a few of the issues going on in states around the country in the slideshow below:

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State Ballot Issues That Affect College Students

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