Hawaii 2014 ballot measures

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Five statewide ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Hawaii. Three of the measures were approved and two were defeated.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 15, 2014 and concluded on May 1, 2014. All five of the certified measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the Hawaii Legislature. Lawmakers can place amendments on the ballot either via a two-thirds vote in both the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives during one legislative session or by a simple majority vote in both chambers, held in two successive sessions of the legislature.

Issues that appeared on the ballot included:

Historical facts

  • Between 1992 and 2013, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Hawaii. Therefore, 2014 was an above-average year based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1992 to 2014, the number of measures on a statewide ballot has ranged from two to eight.
  • Between 1992 and 2014, 33 of 45, or 73 percent, of Hawaii ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 12 of 45, or 27 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Requires the disclosure of names of nominees for appointment to state courts Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for agricultural enterprises Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Increases the mandatory age of retirement for judges and justices to 80 Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Education Permits the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for loan assistance to dam and reservoir owners Approveda

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