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Georgia 2014 ballot measures

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Three statewide ballot measures were on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Georgia. All three of the measures were approved. An additional four party-specific advisory questions were on the Democratic Party primary ballot on May 20, 2014.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 13, 2014 and concluded on March 21, 2014. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the Georgia Legislature. The legislature referred two legislatively-referred constitutional amendments and one legislatively-referred state statute. Two of the measures addressed taxes, and one addressed government finances.

Historical facts

  • Between 1996 and 2013, an average of seven measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Georgia. Therefore, 2014 was 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 two to 11.
  • Between 1996 and 2014, 52 of 66, or 79 percent, of Georgia ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 14 of 66, or 21 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

May 20:

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQs Democratic Primary Advisory Questions Elections Advises the state Democratic Party on four political issues Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Taxes Prohibits the state from increasing the maximum state income tax rate above that in effect on January 1, 2015 Approveda
LRCA Amendment B Gov't Finances Empowers the legislature to impose additional reckless driving penalties and allocate revenue from such penalties to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Approveda
LRSS Referendum 1 Taxes Extends an ad valorem tax exemption to privately owned and operated student dormitories and parking decks within the University of Georgia system Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA English as Official Language Amendment English Declares English the official language of the State of Georgia Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Personhood Amendment Abortion Declares that life begins at fertilization Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Abolishment of Income Tax Amendment Taxes Phases out income tax by 2027 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Secret Ballot Amendment Elections Guarantees the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Education Trust Fund Amendment Education Creates an Education Trust Fund that is distinct from the general budget Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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