Georgia 2014 ballot measures
Three statewide ballot measures are on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Georgia. 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 address taxes, and one addresses government finances.
- Since 1996, an average of seven measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Georgia. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from two to 11.
- Since 1996, 49 of 63, or 78 percent, of Georgia ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 14 of 63, or 22 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|AQs||Democratic Primary Advisory Questions||Elections||Advises the state Democratic Party on four political issues|
|Amendment A||Taxes||Prohibits the state from increasing the maximum state income tax rate above that in effect on January 1, 2015|
|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|
|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|
Not on the ballot
|English as Official Language Amendment||English||Declares English the official language of the State of Georgia|
|Personhood Amendment||Abortion||Declares that life begins at fertilization|
|Abolishment of Income Tax Amendment||Taxes||Phases out income tax by 2027|
|Secret Ballot Amendment||Elections||Guarantees the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot|
|Education Trust Fund Amendment||Education||Creates an Education Trust Fund that is distinct from the general budget|
State of Georgia
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | State Superintendent of Schools | Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Service Commission |