1914 ballot measures

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1913

Arizona

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Questions 100 and 101 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol Approveda
CICA Questions 103 and 104 Alcohol Allows for elections regarding prohibition to happen only once every eight years Defeatedd
CICA Questions 104 and 105 Transportation Provides for $5,000,000 in bonds to fund a state highway system Defeatedd
CICA Questions 106 and 107 Water Provides for $5,000,000 in bonds to fund the reclaiming the arid, semi-arid and other lands and to create irrigation and drainage districts Defeatedd
CICA Questions 108 and 109 Direct Democracy Prevents the governor and the legislature from repealing or amending approved initiative and referendum measures Approveda
VR Questions 300 and 301 Law Enforcement Approves laws regarding gubernatorial pardons and a board of pardons and paroles Approveda
VR Questions 302 and 303 Transportation Approves laws regulating the transportation of passengers on railroads Approveda
VR Questions 304 and 305 Local Gov't Approves laws regarding the creation and reformation of counties Defeatedd
VR Questions 306 and 307 Local Gov't Approves laws regarding the changing of the county seat Defeatedd
CISS Questions 308 and 309 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty Defeatedd
CISS Questions 310 and 311 Taxes Provides for semi-annual assessment and payment of taxes Defeatedd
CISS Questions 312 and 313 Labor Prohibits blacklists Approveda
CISS Questions 314 and 315 Pension Provides for old-age and mothers' pension Approveda
CISS Questions 316 and 317 Development Provides for the participation of Arizona in the Panama-California Exposition and Panama-Pacific International Exposition Defeatedd
CISS Questions 318 and 319 Labor Requires that 80% of employes at companies employing more than five workers be U.S. citizens Approveda
CISS Questions 320 and 321 Taxes Provides for a system allowing property owners to assess their property value for taxation purposes Defeatedd
CISS Questions 322 and 323 Energy Regulates the erection, use, and maintenance of electric poles, wires, cables, and appliances Approveda
CISS Questions 324 and 325 Business Provides for the development of state resources, prohibits contracting on state construction, establishes a state printing plant, and establishes a state banking system Approveda
CISS Questions 326 and 327 Local Gov't Provides for the creation of Miami County Defeatedd

Arkansas

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Labor Eliminates child labor Approveda
CICA Amendment 14 Bonds Allows municipalities to issue bonds Approveda

California

See also: California 1914 ballot propositions

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 1 Constitution Constitutional revision convention Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol Banned liquor Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 3 Labor Set a 40-hour workweek Defeatedd
VR Proposition 4 Obscenity The "Red Light Abatement Act" Approveda
VR Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Creation of a state corporation department Approveda
VR Proposition 6 Water Creation of a state water commission Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Counties and municipalities allowed to make certain tax exemptions Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Seafaring vessels of over 50 tons exempt from taxation until January 1, 1935 Approveda
CISS Proposition 9 Regulations Governor's board to regulate investment companies Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 10 Elections No poll or head tax shall be levied Approveda
CISS Proposition 11 Bonds $1.8 million in bonds to finance construction of UC-Berkeley Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Constitution Variety of rules governing constitutional conventions Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 13 Elections Electors can't vote on bond issues unless they own taxable property Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 14 Elections Provide a voting certificate to those absent from home district on election day Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 15 Regulations Set procedures for banks when issuing certain bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 16 Eminent domain Counties and municipalities allowed to condemn some properties Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 17 Bonds Alameda County allowed to incur $1 million in bond debt to fund San Francisco International Exposition Approveda
VR Proposition 18 Hunting Misdemeanor to buy, sell, ship, offer for sale or expose for sale any wild game except rabbits and geese Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 19 Municipal governance Limited annexation of contiguous territories by cities and counties Approveda
CISS Proposition 20 Gambling Prohibit prize-fighting Approveda
CICA Proposition 21 Municipal governance Annexation procedures for cities and counties Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 22 Admin of gov't Procedures for certifying land titles Approveda
LRCA Proposition 23 Elections Elections can be determined by plurality Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 24 Legislature Increase allowance for officers and employees of the California State Legislature from $500/day to $600/day Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 25 Municipal governance Cities with more than 3,500 residents allowed to adopt charters Approveda
LRCA Proposition 26 Water Legislative control of irrigation, reclamation and drainage districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 27 Municipal governance County charters allowed to provide for discharge of county officers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 28 Utilities Regulations governing public utilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 29 Municipal governance Incorporation of municipalities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 30 Water Irrigation districts, controlling international water systems Approveda
LRCA Proposition 31 Utilities Value of public utilities condemned by railroad commission Approveda
LRCA Proposition 32 Elections Direct election of U.S. Senators Approveda
LRCA Proposition 33 Utilities Public utilities in municipalities Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 34 Taxes Taxation of public property Approveda
LBM Proposition 35 Bonds $3 million for state buildings in Sacramento Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 36 Bonds $1 million for San Francisco State Building Act Approveda
LBM Proposition 37 Bonds $750,000 in bonds for state fair grounds at Sacramento Approveda
CISS Proposition 38 Bonds $1,250,000 in bonds to buy land in Los Angeles for a state building Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 39 Alcohol Suspend Prohibition Approveda
LRCA Proposition 40 Judiciary Extra sessions of district courts of appeal Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 41 Judiciary No court judgment shall be set aside unless a miscarriage of justice occurred Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Bonds Rules governing bonds issued by counties, municipalities, irrigation districts and other public agencies Approveda
LRCA Proposition 43 Taxes Non-profit educational institutions exempt from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 44 Minimum wage Minimum wage for women and minors Approveda
CISS Proposition 45 Labor Except in an emergency, no one to work more than 6 days/48 hours Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare State board of drugless physicians to regulate people who treat patients without drugs or medicine Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 47 Alcohol For eight years, no ballot initiatives allowed on prohibiting alcohol Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 48 Bonds $10 million for San Francisco Harbor improvements Approveda

Colorado

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 1 Direct Democracy Provides rules for rejected and conflicting initiative measures Defeatedd
CICA Measure 2 Alcohol Establishes a statewide prohibition on intoxicating alcoholic beverages Approveda
CICA Measure 3 Trials Requires a three-fourths jury verdict in civil cases and permits women to serve as jurors Defeatedd
CICA Measure 4 Elections Empowers the public to petition the governor to call for a special election on initiatives and referendums Defeatedd
CISS Measure 5 Admin of Gov't Codifies laws related to women and children Defeatedd
CISS Measure 6 Law Enforcement Provides for probation in criminal cases for minors and first offenders Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Gov't Finance Increases the state road fund by 1/2 mill for highway construction purposes Approveda
CICA Measure 8 Business Defines newspapers as public utilities Approveda
LRSS Measure 9 Utilities Regards the financing and capitalization of public utilities Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 10 Business Provides for the licensing and regulation of commission merchants Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 11 Labor Relieves employees from assuming risk of workplace injury or death Approveda
LRSS Measure 12 Law Enforcement Alters the methods of appointing peace officers Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 13 Gov't Finaces Provides 60 years for the redemption of city or town indebtedness Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 14 Taxes Regards the equalization of tax assessments at full cash value by state and county boards of equalization Approveda
LRCA Measure 15 Direct Democracy Regards the publication of constitutional amendments and initiated and referred laws Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Removes office of County Treasurer and fixes terms of County Assessor of Taxes and County Tax Collector Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 War & Peace Relates to the appointment of commissioned officers of the State Militia Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Relates to the basic system of courts in the state Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Judiciary Increases the Supreme Court to five justices Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 23 Local Gov't Removes the Superintendent of Public Instruction from the Land Board Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 4 Term limits Extends the terms of state officers to four years Defeatedd

Maine

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September 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR REFERENDUM Utilities Creates a Public Utilities Commission Approveda

Maryland

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Constitutions Amends Section 44 of Article 4 of the Constitution Approveda

Michigan

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Type Title Subject Description Result
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Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Direct democracy Establishes initiative and referendum Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Increases the number of justices of the Supreme Court Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't Finances Authorizes a fund to improve state school lands Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Acc Repeals the requirement of publication of the treasurer's report Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Education Authorizes investment of school funds in first mortgages Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Judiciary Extends terms of probate judges Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Legislature Limits the size of the state senate Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Admin of gov't Authorizes the recall of any public official Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Authorizes special dog taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 10 Environment Authorizes state bounties for reforestation Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 11 Forests & parks Authorizes public lands to be set aside as state forests Approveda

Missouri

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Restricts the submission and use of single tax measure Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Gov't Finances Increases Kansas City debt limit for the purpose of acquiring public utilities Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Taxes Provides for state taxes for the construction and maintenance of roads Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Gov't Salaries Changes compensation of legislatures from per diem to annual salary Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 5 Gov't Finances Increases debt limits for cities with over 100,00 inhabitants for the purpose of constructing subways Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 6 Taxes Allows voters to increase tax rates for road purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 7 Pension Gives General Assembly option to pay pensions to the blind Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 8 Local Gov't Makes amending charters easier for certain cities Defeatedd
VR Issue 9 Business Mandates minimum number of employees on train crews Defeatedd
VR Issue 10 Alcohol Gives counties option on alcohol prohibition Defeatedd
VR Issue 11 Local Gov't Gives the mayor of St. Loius power to appoint excise commissioners Defeatedd
VR Issue 12 Local Gov't Allows the mayor of St. Louis to appoint police commissioners Defeatedd
CICA Issue 13 Suffrage Gives women equal voting rights Defeatedd
CICA Issue 14 Bonds Issues $50 million in bonds and sells equal amount to fund highways Defeatedd
CICA Issue 15 Bonds Allows voters to vote for taxes and bonds for roads Defeatedd

Montana

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Suffrage Permits women's suffrage Approveda
LRSS Referendum 1 Education Creates a levy to support education institutions Defeatedd
VR IR-6 Athletics Establishes an Athletic Commission Defeatedd
CISS I-7 Labor Provides workmen's compensation Defeatedd
CISS I-8 Gov't Finances Relates to the investment of permanent state funds Approveda
CISS I-9 Education Consolidates state institutions of higher education Defeatedd

Nebraska

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Type Title Subject Description Result
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Question 3
Question 4

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum Admin of Gov't Renames state Blind Asylum Approveda
LRCA Referendum Direct Democracy Creates the initiated constitutional amendment process Approveda
LRCA Referendum Direct Democracy Creates the initiated state statute process Approveda
LRCA Referendum Transportation Allowes state to aid construction of highways Approveda
LRCA Referendum Food and Agri Empowers the Legislative Assembly to operate terminal grain elevators with in the state Approveda
LRCA Referendum Taxes Authorizes Legislative Assembly to recognize different classifications of property and apply uniform taxation within each Approveda
LRCA Referendum Suffrage Deals with women's suffrage Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Alcohol Provides home rule on alcohol Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Provides limitation on tax rate and property classification Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 3 Suffrage Provides voting rights for women Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 4 Alcohol Enacts prohibition on sale of alcohol as beverages Defeatedd

Oklahoma

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Type Title Subject Description Result
VR State Question 61 Gambling Prohibition on gambling, with particular reference to pool halls Defeatedd
VR State Question 62 Gambling Prohibition on gambling, with particular reference to slot machines Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Requires voters to be citizens of the United States of America Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 State Executives Creates the office of the Lieutenant Governor and provides a line of succession to the governorship Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Local Gov't Permits county-city consolidation where a county contains a city with over 100,000 inhabitants Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Enables the state to incur indebtedness in excess of $50,000 for building and maintaining roads, constructing irrigation, developing untilled land and power projects Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Taxes Omits the requirement that “all taxation shall be equal and uniform,” provides for the levy and collection of taxes for public purposes only and prohibits surrendering of the state’s power to tax Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 6 Taxes Changes the existing uniformity and equality of taxation law by authorizing the classification of property for taxation purposes and specific taxes on income Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 7 Education Levies a tax of one-fortieth of a mill on all taxable property within the state for the construction and maintenance of the Southern Oregon State Normal School Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 8 Local Gov't Enables towns, cities or municipalities to merge into an adjoining city or town by vote of the electors interested Approveda
LRSS Measure 9 Education Levies a tax of one-fortieth of a mill on all taxable property within the state for the construction and maintenance of the Eastern Oregon State Normal School Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 10 Gov't Salaries Provides compensation for members of the Legislative Assembly at five dollars per working day and ten cents per mile for traveling to and from the state capital Defeatedd
CICA Measure 11 Labor Mandates that no person should be required to work more than eight hours per day or forty-eight hours per week Defeatedd
CISS Measure 12 Labor Requires employers to install ventilation in work rooms over 80°F and mandates that women shall not be required to work more than eight hours per day as terms of employment Defeatedd
CISS Measure 13 Elections Prohibits party nominations for judges and permits any person desiring such position to be a candidate by filing a petition signed by one percent of the legal voters in the district in which the person is seeking election Defeatedd
CICA Measure 14 Taxes Exempts dwellings, household furniture and goods, livestock and machinery, nursery stock and improvements made to the land up to $1,500 from taxation Defeatedd
CICA Measure 15 Transportation Prohibits the privatization of navigable waterway beds, authorizes the construction of municipal docks and the leasing of such docks Defeatedd
CISS Measure 16 Transportation Authorizes municipalities to construct, operate and maintain wharves, docks and piers and permits the leasing of submerged lands for the construction of private wharves, docks and piers Defeatedd
CICA Measure 17 Alcohol Prohibits the manufacturing and sale of intoxicating liquors in Oregon Approveda
CICA Measure 18 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty for murder committed in the State of Oregon Approveda
CICA Measure 19 Taxes Mandates a graduated tax on realty and distributes revenues from such tax to county schools and libraries, county roads and bridges and other expenses of the counties Defeatedd
CISS Measure 20 Admin of Gov't Consolidates the office of the Corporation Commissioner with the office of the Insurance Commissioner Defeatedd
CISS Measure 21 Health Care Allows people with dental college degrees or people with out-of-state dental licenses to practice dentistry in Oregon upon filing their certification and having two citizens attest to their “good moral character” with the Secretary of State Defeatedd
CICA Measure 22 Local Gov't Extends the term length for county officers from two years to four years Defeatedd
CISS Measure 23 Taxes Requires the Governor to appoint a tax code commission that would prepare a new tax code and present such code to the Legislative Assembly Defeatedd
CISS Measure 24 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the Desert Land Board, vests the board’s powers and duties in the State Land Board, abolishes the State Water Board and vests the board’s powers and duties in a State Water Commissioner Defeatedd
CICA Measure 25 Elections Institutes a system of proportional representation in the Legislative Assembly of Oregon Defeatedd
CICA Measure 26 Legislature Eliminates the Oregon Senate Defeatedd
CICA Measure 27 Admin of Gov't Establishes a Department of Industry and Public Works that provides employment for unemployed state citizens and derives the department’s funds from imposing a ten percent tax on all estates of deceased persons of value of $50,000 or more Defeatedd
CISS Measure 28 Elections Authorizes the election of delegates by voters to recommend candidates at primary nominating conventions for all state elected offices Defeatedd
CICA Measure 29 Taxes Provides for equal assessment and taxation of all property, exempts $300 from such assessment, exempts specific properties from taxation and requires a two-thirds vote to amend or repeal the measure Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ConCon Call for Constitutional Convention ConCon Calls a constitutional convention Defeatedd
LRCA Superintendent's Term Limit Term Limits Removes the term limit of four consecutive years from the superintendent of schools Defeatedd
LRCA Legislative Terms Term Limits Extends the term of office for state legislators to four years Defeatedd
LRCA Municipal Initiative and Referendum Direct Democracy Extends the initiative and referendum processes to municipal laws Defeatedd
LRCA School Lands Purchase Interest Gov't Finances Reduces the interest on the purchases of school lands to 5 percent Approveda
LRCA Institutional Board Changes Admin of Gov't Renames the State Board of Charities and Corrections to the State Board of Control; modifies board powers Defeatedd
LRCA Irrigation Control and Promotion Water Declares irrigation for agricultural land a public purpose Defeatedd
LRCA Judge Disqualification Judiciary Provides for the disqualification of supreme court justices from certain cases and for their temporary replacements Defeatedd
LRCA Women's Suffrage Suffrage Grants suffrage to women by removing the word "male" from Section 1 of Article VII Defeatedd
IndISS Coffey Primary Election Law Elections Repeals and replaces the Richard's Primary Law Defeatedd
IndISS Local Liquor Option Alcohol Provides for the licensing, restriction and regulation of liquor sales on a local basis Defeatedd
VR Normal School Course Education Affects the course of study at the Northern Normal and Industrial School Defeatedd

Vermont

See also: Vermont 1914 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Primary Elections Act Elections Two advisory questions regarding enacting primary elections Approveda
LRSS Supreme Court Building Act State judiciary When to appropriate $300,000 to design and construct a new Vermont Supreme Court building no later than September 1916. Defeatedd
July 1, 1915

Washington

See also: Washington 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 3 Alcohol Prohibits the production and distribution of alcohol, regulates the transportation and keeping of alcohol and fixes penalties for violations of the act Approveda
ITP Initiative 6 Business Empowers the public service commission to regulate businesses to prevent fraud in the dealings of securities Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 7 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the bureau of inspection and supervision of public officers and transferred the bureau's powers to the state auditor Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 8 Labor Criminalizes the actions of charging employees fees for employment and charging interviewees fees for interviews by employers Approveda
ITP Initiative 9 Labor Mandates employers to pay the costs of medical expenses accrued by workers due to employment injuries Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 10 Labor Allows the employment of convicts for the construction of highways and authorizes payments to dependent families of such convicts Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 13 Labor Prohibits employers from requiring employees to work more than eight hours per day and provides for over-time compensation Defeatedd
VR Referendum 1 Pension Establishes a retirement fund for public education professionals, empowers a board of trustees to oversee the fund and defines the sources of the fund Defeatedd
VR Referendum 2 Water Provides for a public irrigation and storage system for irrigating lands in the Quincy Valley and authorizes $40 million in bonds for the project Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to II.33 Private Property Enables alien residents to purchase lands in the state Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1914 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Supermajority Allows constitutional amendments to be submitted to the people after 3/5ths approval by the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Direct Democracy Creates initiative and referendum rights in the state Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Welfare Allows for the creation of a state annuity insurance system Defeatedd
LRCA Question 4 County and municipal governance Creates the right for city and village home rule Defeatedd
LRCA Question 5 Judiciary Allows the legislature to decrease the number of judiciary circuits and increase the number of judges Defeatedd
LRCA Question 6 Recall Creates the right to recall elected officials, other than judges Defeatedd
LRCA Question 7 Eminent Domain Defines the property which may be taken by municipals for public purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Question 8 Direct democracy Allows citizens to petition the legislature for constitutional amendments Defeatedd
LRCA Question 9 Welfare Allows for the creation of a state insurance system Defeatedd
LRCA Question 10 Salaries of elected officials Changes legislative pay to $600 per year and allows for 2 cents a mile travel compensation Defeatedd