Voters statewide will have just one amendment to decide on for the November ballot. The Illinois Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox Amendment will appear on the November 8 ballot after being approved by the House in April and the Senate in May to be placed on the ballot. The amendment is a “lockbox” measure as it is designed to allow voters to have a say in preventing fees and other revenue, in this case state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, from being used in other general budget areas instead of their intended means of being used to fix roads and bridges. Similar lockbox amendments have passed in Maryland, Wisconsin and California in the last 6 years. The state of Illinois currently has a tax of 19 cents on gasoline and 21.5 cents on diesel fuels and a “yes” vote would block lawmakers from using transportation funds for anything other than its intended purpose of being used to fix roads and bridges while a “no” vote would allow transportation funds to be used by lawmakers for general purposes including balancing the budget.