Alaska 2014 ballot measures
Four statewide ballot measures are certified for 2014 ballots in the state of Alaska, with one on the August 19, 2014 primary ballot and three on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot. Voters took to the polls during the primary election to decide the fate of Ballot Measure 1. However, the results are currently too close to call due to outstanding absentee and early voter ballots.
All four measures were originally slated to appear on the primary ballot. However, only one, a veto referendum, appeared on the August 19 primary ballot. Three others are now set to appear on the November 4 general election ballot. The legislative session began on January 21, 2014, and was scheduled to conclude on April 20, 2014. Instead, it ended on April 25, 2014, five days after its scheduled conclusion. Because lawmakers couldn't agree on an education bill, the 2014 session surpassed its deadline. Since legislators failed to end the session on time, three initiated state statutes were pushed from the August primary ballot to the general one in November. Alaska law mandates at least 120 days separate the end of the legislative session and Election Day for initiatives. No measures were referred to the 2014 ballot by the legislature.
Issues that will appear on the ballot include:
- Since 1996, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Alaska. Therefore, 2014 is an average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from one to seven.
- Since 1996, 26 of 47, or 55 percent, of Alaska ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 21 of 47, or 45 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|VR||Ballot Measure 1||Taxes||Repeals bill that grants tax breaks to oil companies|
|CISS||Ballot Measure 2||Marijuana||Decriminalizes marijuana in the state|
|CISS||Ballot Measure 3||Minimum wage||Increases the minimum wage in 2015 and 2016|
|CISS||Ballot Measure 4||Business regulation||Prohibits mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserve|
Not on the ballot
|IndISS||"Natural Right to Life" Initiative||Abortion||Protects "natural right to life" from beginning of biological development|
|IndISS||Set Net Ban Initiative||Hunting and fishing||Bans commercial shore gill nets and set nets|
|School Voucher Program Amendment||Education||Allows children to attend private or religious schools using public funds|
- List of Alaska ballot measures
- 2014 ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska
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