Alabama 2014 ballot measures
Six statewide ballot measures are certified for 2014 ballots in the state of Alabama, including one legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the July 15, 2014 primary ballot and three on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot.
The primary runoff ballot measure, Amendment 1, was approved.
The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, all measures are referred by the Alabama Legislature. The 2014 regular legislative session began on January 14, 2014 and convened on April 3, 2014.
In 2014, voters will decide on a variety of issues, including:
- Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Alabama. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- From 1996 to 2013, the number of measures on a statewide ballot has ranged from one to 14.
- Since 1996, 43 of 74, or 58 percent, of Alabama ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 31 of 74, or 42 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
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|Amendment 1||Business||Ends the assessment refund for cotton producers who do not participate in the assessment program|
|Amendment 1||Judiciary||Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law|
|Amendment 2||Gov't Finances||Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million|
|Amendment 3||Firearms||Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right|
|Amendment 4||Gov't Finance||Requires a two-thirds majority vote by the state legislature to increase local education expenditure by $50,000 or more|
|Amendment 5||Hunt & Fish||Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations|
Not on the ballot
|Homestead Exemptions Amendment||Constitutional language||Amends the language of Article X of the state constitution|
- 2014 ballot measures
- List of Alabama ballot measures
- Campaign finance requirements for Alabama ballot measures
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