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1914 ballot measures

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See also: Arizona 1914 ballot measures

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


See also: Arkansas 1914 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Labor Eliminates child labor Approveda

CICA Amendment 14 Bonds Allows municipalities to issue bonds Approveda


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


See also: Colorado 1914 ballot measures

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


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


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


See also: Maine 1914 ballot measures

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


See also: Michigan 1914 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result


See also: Missouri 1914 ballot measures

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


See also: Montana 1914 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA IR-6 Admin of gov't Regarding the Establishment of the Athletic Commission Defeatedd


See also: Nebraska 1914 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2
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


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


See also: Oklahoma 1914 ballot measures

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


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

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Alcohol Regulation Alcohol Provide licensing, restricting, and regulating sale of liquor at local option Defeatedd

CISS Direct Primaries Election Reform The Coffey primary election law Defeatedd


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


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


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